What is Decarbonization?

Decarbonization aims at creating a carbon-free global economy through the targeted and technologically enabled reduction of emissions across value chains. Decarbonization techniques encompass a range of solutions including alternatives fuels, electrification, renewable energy, carbon-offset projects, lifecycle assessment processes and sustainable working practices.

Reverse the Tide on Carbon Capture and Storage
Modeling and simulation can make carbon capture and storage economically viable. Here’s everything you need to know.
Realize Climate Neutrality — Within and Beyond the Company
Climate neutrality involves reaching a state where human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are offset by natural absorption. This requires emissions reduction efforts. To achieve it, we must implement climate-neutral practices across all carbon emission categories in our value chain.
Optimize Product Design for Climate Neutrality
Approach product design with sustainability in mind to effectively decarbonize products and value chains for a low-carbon future.
Decarbonize Building Operations With an Optimized HVAC System
Utilize simulation and virtual twin technology to create optimal HVAC systems and reduce building emissions from end to end. 
The Sky-High Route to Low-Carbon Aviation
The industry has reached a consensus on key decarbonization steps: fleet updates, innovative propulsion tech, operational efficiency, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and carbon offsetting.
Decarbonize Automotive Electrification and Manufacturing
Automotive manufacturers need to connect a complex ecosystem from end to end in one collaborative environment to decarbonize mobility.
Green Buildings: Stripping Carbon From Construction With Digital Solutions
To achieve greener buildings, companies need technology that can enable decarbonization efforts quickly and keep costs under control.

What Does It Mean for Your Business?

As regulatory pressure grows, decarbonizing your operations is no longer an option, it is a necessity. Doing so, however, should not be seen as an additional cost but an opportunity. From accelerating the development of new business models to creating more sustainable products that better serve increasingly environmentally conscious consumers, reducing your whole-chain carbon emissions enables your business to benefit from making a positive difference.

The Challenges of Decarbonization

Decarbonizing your business cannot be solved with a single stroke. It is a broad, multifaceted challenge that involves changing multiple processes and collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders. It therefore requires solutions that can provide a holistic and realistic view of company-wide operations, allowing businesses to understand the nature of the challenges, and co-ordinate, test, and implement effective responses.

Industry Focus: Decarbonizing the Transportation & Mobility Industry

Solutions for Effective Decarbonization

There are a range of options organizations can take when looking to reduce carbon emissions:

Carbon removal: Carbon can be actively taken from the atmosphere, via a natural approach like reforestation, or a high-tech one like direct air capture.

Electrification and renewable energy: Companies can reduce GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions by increasingly electrifying their operations, powered by green energy sources like renewables or hydrogen.

Carbon offsetting: In the short term, businesses can invest in environmental and decarbonizing projects to balance out their own carbon footprint.

Sustainable business practices: Rethink business-wide working practices to reduce waste and improve efficiencies.

Benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ Technologies

Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform provides a powerful suite of tools that can help understand and transform your organization’s energy production, use and infrastructure

Lead the Decarbonization Journey > Dassault Systèmes®

Lead the Decarbonization Journey

Integrate and trace the application of GHG reduction standards into your product and service’s lifecycle development and across the full value chain.

Be right and green the first time > Dassault Systèmes®

Be right and green the first time

Integrate and trace the application of GHG reduction standards into your product and service’s lifecycle development and across the full value chain.

Reduce your own carbon footprint > Dassault Systèmes®

Reduce your own carbon footprint

Analyze then reduce your Scope 3 GHG indirect emissions that occur in your value chain: from the use of goods sold, maintenance and waste reduction to end of life

Real-World Results, As Told by Our Customers

Take a look at our case studies to see how Dassault Systèmes solutions are helping customers decarbonize their unique businesses.

Familia Torres
Renowned for combining tradition and innovation, the Spanish wine producer needed a powerful platform on cloud to transform the way it manages projects, documents and the digital approval process of its packaging.

Making a Positive Impact on Society

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FAQ About Decarbonization of Energy & Technology