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Novel technique developed to obtain key chemical industry input without emitting CO₂

Researchers make peroxide from oxygen, using photocatalysis to control the process

01-Feb-2023

A study published inACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, a journal of the American Chemical Society, describes a novel method of producing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) without emitting carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main greenhouse gases and one of the world’s most widely produced ...

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Energy Crisis: German Chemical Industry Hits Slump in Business and Morale

Study sees untapped potential in Africa

17-Nov-2022

Not only economic expectations, but also the satisfaction of the German chemical industry with Germany as a busines site have reached an all-time low. The main reasons for this are prices and availability of feedstock and energy sources, which have led to production cuts and a decline in sales in ...

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Transgressing planetary boundaries: A crisis wake-up call for chemistry

An international group of scientists propose how chemistry can limit excessive biogeochemical flows and achieve sustainability

06-Oct-2022

A paper just published in the journal Chemical Science calls for urgent attention to the crucial role that chemistry must play in tackling the multiple crises that are now unfolding due to the transgression of planetary boundaries. Nine boundaries, first proposed in 2009, define safe operating ...

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Chemical industry agrees on global standard for calculating product carbon footprint

TfS approach for chemical industry value chains supported by BASF

26-Sep-2022

As part of the joint initiative “Together for Sustainability” (TfS), 37 companies from the chemical industry, including BASF, have agreed on a global guideline for calculating product carbon footprints (PCFs). Product carbon footprints are an important information for steering emissions in the ...

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Report lays out future scenarios for global chemical industry

Calls on sector to change, lead way to enable a sustainable global economy

14-Sep-2022

A new report sends a dire warning to the chemical industry, which it says is on track for a future global warming scenario with catastrophic consequences, and sets out tangible, credible pathways for the sector to become an enabler of a sustainable global economy by 2050, while overseeing ...

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ACHEMA 2022 offers new impulses for the process industry

Final Report ACHEMA 2022

29-Aug-2022

At ACHEMA 2022, the world's leading trade show for the process industry, over 2,200 exhibitors from more than 50 countries showcased the latest equipment and innovative processes for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries at the Frankfurt fairgrounds from 22 to 26 August. Whether it was ...

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CO₂ Reduction Potential of the Chemical Industry through Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)

05-May-2022

Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI), CO2 Value Europe (CVE) and nova-Institute publish a study showing the CO2 reduction potential of the chemical industry through CCU. Today, the production of chemicals and derived materials heavily relies on the use of fossil carbon. Industrial processes need ...

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Clean production processes in the chemical industry

TU Delft and TNO prepare industry for scale-up phase of clean factory

13-Apr-2022

Oil and gas shortages are not only pushing up the prices of gas and petrol, but also plastics, medicines and cosmetics. To make our society less dependent on fossil fuels and combat climate change, the chemical industry needs to change radically. In recent years, TU Delft and TNO have laid the ...

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Almost all chemicals burden the planet

More than 99 percent of the most widely produced chemicals aren’t sustainable

04-Feb-2022

For the first time, researchers at ETH Zurich have calculated in absolute figures the extent to which the production of chemicals is currently interfering with nature worldwide – and the results are staggering. In addition to greenhouse gas emissions, the new method also takes land use and ...

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BASF and RWE plan to cooperate on new technologies for climate protection

Letter of intent focuses on climate-neutral chemical industry and CO2-free hydrogen

25-May-2021

Dr. Martin Brudermüller (BASF) and Dr. Markus Krebber (RWE), accompanied by Chairman of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union (IG BCE) Michael Vassiliadis presented a project idea that shows how industrial production can become sustainable and future-proof. The project envisions an ...

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