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  • The chemical sector is energy intensive due to:
    – Energy intensive processes e.g. steam cracking to produce ethylene, benzene, propylene etc.
    – Feedstock choice: gas and increasingly coal due to high
    oil prices. Use of acetylene in VCM production.
    – Refrigeration, heating, etc.
    – Not energy efficient
  • The chemical industry has been switching from coal to gas powered facilities as an efficient way of reducing CO2 emissions. This fuel switch almost halves the emissions of carbon dioxide due to the lower carbon content of gas.
  • By capturing the heat from electricity generation and using it in the process, a CHP plant is nearly twice as efficient as the best conventional power plants
    through  power of carbon dioxide.
  • The chemical industry is also pursuing reductions of nitrous oxide emissions (N2O), which are even more harmful than carbon dioxide when released into the atmosphere. For instance, the industry uses a catalyst which selectively destroys nitrous oxide when it is formed, cutting the amount of emissions in the combustion process by more than 90 per cent.
  • Housing and transportation are two examples where chemistry has helped considerably to reduce energy consumption and thereby the impact on climate.
  • Materials for house insulation, double-glazed windows and efficient ventilation systems are produced through innovations in chemistry.
  • Refrigerators and other appliances are also far more energy efficient today than a generation ago. This is largely due to insulation materials made from chemicals, which have dramatically reduced the amount of electricity needed to run them. Better plastics and insulating materials have helped to improve the energy efficiency of refrigerators and air conditioning equipment by 30 to 50 percent since the early 1970s.
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs:  produce the same amount of light as a conventional light bulb whilst using 70% less energy. In addition, they last between 10 and 20 times longer. Again, chemistry is behind this innovation. The inside of the light tube is coated with the chemical product phosphor - a powder that “fluoresces” (gives off light) when stimulated by ultraviolet radiation, thus producing visible light
  • Significant progress is also being made in the field of transport. It is estimated that 100kg of plastics have replaced 200-300kg of conventional materials in a typical
    car over the last decades - saving 750 litres of fuel every 150,000 km. Each year that equates to 12 million tons of oil saved across Europe.
The Chemical Industry
  • The chemical industry
    helps to protect the climate
  • Climate Change
    The Role of the Chemical Industry
  • Chemical Industry Vision2020
  • Foam Industry
  • Haloalkane
  • Hydro fluoro compounds (HFC)
  • HFC Refrigerants
  • Biochar
  • Nitrous Oxide Mitigation
Climate Change Mechanism
  • Climate Change - FAQ
  • Promoting the Destruction of ODS Banks
  • GHGs Other Than Carbon Dioxide
  • Sustainable Ozone- and Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HCFCs
  • Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
  • Chemical Industry & Carbon credits
  • Carbon Finance and the Chemical
  • Guide Book

Background Study & Reports

  • Low Carbon Economy
  • European Chemical Industry - factsheet
  • Energizing European Chemical Industry
  • European Carbon Trading Scheme
  • Indian Chemical Industry & Climate Change
  • Biofuels Economics
  • Carbon dioxide Capture
  • Carbon dioxide capture & storage
  • Insulation Technologies
  • Analysis and evaluation of CDM
    prospects for coal bed methane
    (CBM) projects in India
Case Studies
  • N2O Abatement in Tail Gas
  • N2O Abatement in Tail Gas of
    Caprolactam Production Plant
  • Refrigerant Management Canada
  • Japan’s Technology to Reduce Fluorinated Gases
  • Study on the Collection and
    Treatment of Unwanted Ozone
  • Generation of Emission Credits in
    the Magnesium Sector
  • Combined Heat and Power technologies
  • Global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products
  • Indian Company experience
  • Transport Sector

Project Development

  • Joint Implementation
  • Hydrogen - carbon-free fuel
  • N2O Decomposition and Elimination Project
  • SNG Project
  • Chemical Pulp
  • Composting facility
  • Gasification technology
  • The distribution of Long life Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • CFL distribution CDM Project
  • Project Energy Efficiency Improvement
  • Hydrogen as a replacement to coal - Fuel Switch
  • Fuel switch from Coal and Furnace Oil to Natural Gas
  • Reduction of LPG consumption
  • FaL-G technology
  • Fly ash bricks/blocks for the construction sector.
  • Replacement of existing kiln with an energy efficient lime kiln
  • The Ammonia production plant
  • Starch manufacturing
  • N2O abatement in MP Nitric Acid plants
  • Energy Efficiency measures at Desalination Plant
  • Fertilisers & Petrochemicals Corporation
  • Project Consultant
  • Project Developer

Sample Feasibility Reports

  • Anaerobic Digesters for Dairies
  • The biomass gasifier power plant
  • Emission Reduction Technologies of Methane and the Utilization of Solid
    Wastes from Palm Oil Mills
  • Feasibility Study on Hydrogen corridor


  • Petrochemical Scenarios for 2030-2050
  • The CMM Market and Project Options
  • Business Club at Ukraine - carbon exchange
  • Japanese Company
  • Energy Future
  • Opportunities in Japan

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