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COVID-19 impacts on the Earth System

COVID-19 crisis affects the entire Earth System in unprecedented ways and reveals systemic risks in our highly interconnected world

31-Jul-2020

COVID-19 immediately affects the health, economy and social well-being in our personal lives. Yet, the consequences on the entire Earth System, in particular the ones emerging from the widespread sheltering and lock-down measures, may be much more far-fetching and long-lasting. This has been ...

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BASF calculates CO2 footprint of all sales products

BASF as the first chemical company with transparent emission data for the entire portfolio of approximately 45,000 products

29-Jul-2020

BASF will provide its customers with total values of CO2 emissions, so called “carbon footprints” for all of its products. The Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) comprises all product-related greenhouse gas emissions that occur until the BASF product leaves the factory gate for the customer: from the ...

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How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals

07-Apr-2020

ETH researchers analysed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. Their conclusion? The chemical industry can in fact have a carbon-​neutral future. Switzerland’s Federal Council has decided that the country should become carbon-​neutral by 2050. ...

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CO2 tracking in space

27-Feb-2020

CO2 concentrations in the air continue to rise rapidly, and a rapid reduction in man-made emissions is becoming increasingly important. In order to assess the effectiveness of political measures, timely and reliable emission levels are needed. However, current methods are costly. The European ...

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How to capture and use atmospheric CO₂

08-Nov-2019

Carbon dioxide (CO₂), the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming, can also be used as a raw material, for example for the production of chemicals, building materials, novel fuels, or even as fertilizer in algae farming, i.e. input for future food production. CO₂ can also be bound to ...

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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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