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Ceramic technologies for highly efficient power-to-X processes

15-Oct-2019

The speedy reduction of worldwide CO2 emissions is one of the most pressing and challenging tasks of our time. Alongside the strategy of avoiding CO2 emissions altogether, there are a number of technologies which transform unavoidable CO2 into valuable products. But these so-called power-to-X ...

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Evonik’s new natural-gas power plant will end coal-fired power generation in Marl

Saving up to one million metric tons of CO2

02-Sep-2019

Evonik is to install a new advanced high-efficiency gas and steam turbine power plant at Marl Chemical Park. The specialty chemicals group is thus, after more than 80 years, ending hard-coal based power and steam generation in Marl, which will reduce its CO2 emissions by up to one million metric ...

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Technology experts from the chemical industry want to reduce CO2 emissions through collaboration

22-Jul-2019

Representatives from 20 international chemical companies, including scientific experts and Chief Technology Officers, attended a collaborative innovation workshop at BASF in Ludwigshafen at the joint invitation of BASF CEO Martin Brudermüller and the World Economic Forum. With the declared aim of ...

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BASF and Lutianhua plan to pilot a new production process that significantly reduces CO2 emissions

19-Jun-2019

BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. (Lutianhua) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process. DME ...

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Nouryon cuts CO2 emissions through increased use of sustainable steam

31-May-2019

Nouryon and other firms based at Chemical Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands will save up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year through the increased use of sustainable steam. The company will use the additional supply to make its salt production at the Delfzijl site more sustainable. “Over the ...

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Is CO2 the New Fossil Fuel?

A Closed Carbon Cycle for the Chemical Industry

17-May-2019

The heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide, or CO2 for short, is responsible for global warming. In order to instead exploit this carbon material's potential and thereby minimize its effects, CO2-emissions can be recycled and utilized to manufacture high-quality products. By capturing waste CO2 from ...

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Electric Vehicles are not a Panacea for Climate Change

23-Apr-2019

Electric vehicles will barely help cut CO2 emissions in Germany over the coming years, as the introduction of electric vehicles does not necessarily lead to a reduction in CO2 emissions from road traffic. Natural gas combustion engines are the ideal technology for transitioning to vehicles ...

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BP, Nouryon and Port of Rotterdam partner on green hydrogen study

16-Apr-2019

BP, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), and the Port of Rotterdam have joined forces to explore the opportunity of making ‘green hydrogen’ via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which has the potential for significant reductions in CO2 emissions. The ...

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Deep decarbonization of industry is possible with innovations

27-Mar-2019

On behalf of the EU Commission, Fraunhofer ISI explored what contribution individual technologies can make to decarbonizing industry and how to support them. The study shows that it is possible to cut emissions by 95% by 2050. However, this requires innovative carbon-neutral technologies and ...

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Ocean sink for man-made CO2 measured

18-Mar-2019

An international research project led by scientists from ETH Zurich has determined the amount of man-made CO2 emissions taken up by the ocean between 1994 and 2007. Not all of the CO2 generated during the combustion of fossil fuels remains in the atmosphere and contributes to global warming. The ...

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