The prospect of green energy or carbon reduction may seem like a threat to many professionals in the valve industry. In reality, the industry focus shift toward carbon management provides the valve industry and a net-zero future with symbiotic opportunities.
There has been a collaborative and concerted effort from groups to shift humanity towards carbon reduction, and ultimately a net-zero future. However, society, as it stands now, needs the current energy apparatus to continue to function. Transitioning completely to green/renewable energy is not currently viable. Instead, a more pragmatic approach is the capturing and sequestration of carbon emitted from traditional industries. This is what is known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), and it is not a threat to the valve industry, but a new frontier.