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BASF Renewable Energy Subsidiary Planned (Int'l. Report)
BASF
Date: 2021-12-01
BASF reports it will be bundling its activities in renewable energies under the umbrella of BASF Renewable Energy GmbH, as of 1 January 2022. The subsidiary will focus on supplying the BASF Group in Europe with electricity from renewable energies, electricity trading activities in Europe and global consulting for BASF and its Group companies in the field of renewables.

BASF expects that its renewables-based electricity consumption in Europe will increase in order to reach the company's net-zero emissions goals. BASF Renewable Energy GmbH will supply the European sites with these additional volumes in line with demand and will initiate new projects to generate clean energy from own production, as well as through Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). (Source: BASF, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: BASF, Horatio Evers, Managing Director, +49 (0)621 60-0, www.basf.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BASF,  Renewable Energy,  


Air Liquide, BASF Planning Joint CCS Project (Int'l. Report)
Air Liquide, BASF
Date: 2021-11-24
Air Liquide and BASF report plans to jointly develop one of the world's largest cross-border carbon capture and storage (CCS) value chains to significantly reduce CO2 emissions at the industrial cluster in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. The joint project, Kairos@C, is being funded by the European Commission Innovation Fund.

Air Liquide will use its patented Cryocap™ technology and, for drying CO2, BASF will apply its Sorbead® solution. The project is planned to be operational in 2025.

Besides combining CO2 capture, liquefaction, transportation and storage on a large-scale in the North Sea, the project will also be connected to shared CO2 transport and export infrastructures, including a CO2 liquefaction and export terminal, which will be built under the framework of Antwerp@C, a consortium that aims to halve CO2 emissions in the Port of Antwerp by 2030. Kairos@C is expected to avoid 14.2 million tonnes of CO2 over the first 10 years of operation and significantly contribute to the EU's goal of becoming climate neutral by 2050.Air Liquide and BASF are founding members of Antwerp@C. (Source: BASF, AirLiquide, PR, Websites, Nov., 2021) Contact: Air Liquide, Corporate Communications, +33 (0)1 40 62 58 49, media@airliquide.com, www.airliquide.com; BASF, +49 (0)621 60-0, www.basf.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Liquide,  BASF ,  CCS,  Carbon Emissions,  


BASF Aiming for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 (Int'l. Report)
BASF
Date: 2021-11-24
As previously reported, BASF is aiming to reduce its production CO2 emissions by 25 pct by 2030 and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To that end, the company plans to progressively switch to renewable energy sources and to invest up to €1 billion by 2025 in new technologies to reach its climate target and a further €2 billion to €3 billion by 2030.

In 2018, BASF's worldwide emissions totaled 21.9 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents. In 1990, this figure was roughly twice as high. The new 2030 emissions goal represents a reduction of approximately 60 pct compared to 1990 levels, which exceeds the European Union's target of minus 55 pct. (Source: BASF, PR, European Coatings, 30 Mar., 2021) BASF, +49 (0)621 60-0, www.basf.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BASF,  Carbon Emissions,  Net-Zero Emissions,  


HyPoint , BASF New Business to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Membranes (Ind. Report)
HyPoint, BASF
Date: 2021-10-18
Menlo Park, California-based HyPoint, a developer of turbo air-cooled hydrogen-fuel-cell systems for aviation, is reporting an agreement with BASF New Business GmbH to develop and test a new proton-conductive celtec membrane with stronger mechanical properties that can operate at higher temperatures and a higher pressure differential, as well as related components and materials.

HyPoint's core innovation is a new turbo air-cooling architecture that uses compressed air for both cooling and oxygen supply, thus educing overall weight compared with traditional liquid cooling. HyPoint is also using a next-generation high temperature membrane (HTPEM) instead of a low temperature membrane (LTPEM), which increases the efficiency of a cooling system by at least 300 pct.

The new high-performance fuel cell system is expected to achieve more than 3,000 W/kg, an increase of at least 50 pct over the current system. The HyPoint system is expected to be available in mid-2024. (Source: HyPoint, PR, 11 Oct., 2021) Contact: HyPoint, www.hypoint.com; BASF New Business GmbH , www.basf.com/global/en/who-we-are/organization/group-companies/BASF_New-Business-GmbH.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen Fuel Cell,  Fuel Cell,  Energy Storage,  Hypoint,  


Eni, BASF Launch Bio-Propanol Biofuel Initiative (Ind. Report)
Eni, BASF
Date: 2021-07-30
Italian energy giant Eni SpA and German industrial conglomerate BASF SE are reporting a joint initiative to develop a new technology to produce bio-propanol as a drop-in transportation fuel that could reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 65 pct to 75 pct compared to fossil fuels.

The joint initiative aims to develop bio-propanol from glycerin, a side product in the production of industrial biodiesel that Eni would buy from European producers, with a BASF catalyst. Bio-propanol produced in this way has better chemical properties than bioethanol and is therefore a valuable component for the preparation of premium gasoline, according to the release. (Source: Eni SpA, BASF, PR Market Watch, 29 July, 2021) Contact: Eni SpA, www.eni.com; BASF Dr. Detlef Kratz, Pres. Process Research & Chemical Engineering, +49 (0)621 60-0, www.basf.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eni SpA,  BASF ,  Ethanol,  Bio-propanol,  Alternative Fuel,  


Linde to Develop Illinois Carbon Capture Pilot (Ind. Report)
Linde Engineering
Date: 2021-06-09
Linde Engineering Americas reports it will collaborate with BASF, the University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign, and ACS install and test a 200 tpd carbon capture pilot plant at the City Water, Light & Power (CWLP) power plant in Springfield, Illinois.

The facility will utilize Linde's post-combustion carbon capture technology capabilities, along with BASF's OASE® blue gas treatment technology which together offer significant benefits for carbon capture.The carbon capture pilot plant is funded by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. (Source: Linde Engineering, PR, June, 2021) Contact: Linde Engineering, John van der Velden, Senior VP, www.linde-engineering.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Linde Engineering,  BASF,  Carbon Capture,  CCS,  


LanzaTech, BASF Tout Ind. Off-Gas n-Octanol Prod. (Ind. Report)
LanzaTech,BASF
Date: 2021-05-14
Transforming the carbon contained in industrial off-gases into valuable chemicals is the aim of a partnership between LanzaTech and BASF. Now the partners have achieved a key first success: With the help of special bacteria, they have been able to produce n-octanol at laboratory scale from carbon monoxide and hydrogen, the main components of emissions, e.g. from the steel industry.

In this partnership, the two companies are working on a process using a biological capability developed by Dr. Ramon Gonzalez, currently a Professor at the University of South Florida, that will allow the carbon in the off-gas to be utilized as a raw material for the production of chemical products like n-octanol. This innovative carbon recycling approach thereby reduces CO2 emissions from the industrial site and keeps fossil resources in the ground. LanzaTech's technology is already deployed at commercial scale transforming exhaust gas from steel production into ethanol. The collaboration has now paved the way to produce high value chemicals, such as n octanol through gas fermentation.

The two companies have also designed an innovative process concept to allow continuous product generation and purification. As a next step, the teams will focus on optimizing the biology and technology design to deliver an efficient production process, according to the LanzaTech release. (Source: LanzaTech, Website PR, 11 May, 2021) Contact: LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com; BASF Dr. Detlef Kratz, Pres. Process Research & Chemical Engineering, +49 (0)621 60-0, www.basf.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LanzaTech,  BASF,  


BASF Aiming for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 (Int'l. Report)
BASF
Date: 2021-03-31
BASF reports it is aiming to reduce its production CO2 emissions by 25 pct by 2030 and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. To that end, the company plans to progressively switch to renewable energy sources and to invest up to €1 billion by 2025 in new technologies to reach its climate target and a further €2 billion to €3 billion by 2030.

In 2018, BASF's worldwide emissions totaled 21.9 million metric tons of CO2 equivalents. In 1990, this figure was roughly twice as high. The new 2030 emissions goal represents a reduction of approximately 60 pct compared to 1990 levels, which exceeds the European Union's target of minus 55 pct. (Source: BASF, PR, European Coatings, 30 Mar., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News BASF news,  Net-Zero news,  Carbon Emissions news,  


BASF Calculates CO2 Footprint of 45,000 Products (Int'l. Report)
BASF
Date: 2020-07-29
German global chemicals giant BASF will provide its customers with total values of CO2 emissions -- 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 purchased raw material to the use of energy in production processes.

BASF will start with selected product and customer segments in the coming months and plans to make PCF data available for the entire portfolio by the end of 2021.

BASF SE is the largest chemical producer in the world. The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than 80 countries and operates six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Americas and Africa. (Source: BASF, PR, 28 July, 2020) Contact: BASF, Andreas Bode, Program Leader for Carbon Management R&D, +49 (0)621 60-0, www.basf.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BASF,  Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Footprint,  


Notable Carbon Quote from BASF
BASF
Date: 2020-07-29
"We (BASF) think activities have to focus on avoiding CO2 emissions from the start. You might wonder why we call it carbon management, rather than decarbonization, a term many people are using. The chemical industry cannot be decarbonized because chemistry means chemical transformation and this is the lifeblood of the chemical industry. Most of the important substances that we use every day consist of a high degree of carbon. We can not and should not do without carbon, but we can manage it." -- Dr. Martin Brudermuller, BASF, Chief Technology Officer. Contact: BASF, Dr. Martin Brudermuller, www.basf.com/global/en/investors/basf-at-a-glance/corporate-governance/board-of-executive-directors/dr-martin-brudermueller.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News BASF,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  


Isobutanol Market Likely to Hit $1,069.9Mn by 2025 (Report Offered)
Transparency Market Research
Date: 2020-07-06
According to a recent report from Transparency Market Research, the global isobutanol market was valued at $679.7 million (US) in 2016 and is likely to reach $1,069.9 million by 2025, expanding at a CAGR of 5.2 pct between 2017 and 2025.

The report notes a large number of small and large companies companies are putting more focus on reducing their dependence on conventional feedstock derived from crude oil as a way to reap benefits from the rising demand for biofuels, bio-based products.

Some of the leading companies in the market are The Dow Chemical Company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company, Gevo, Grupa Azoty S.A., Saudi Butanol Company, Andra Perteochemicals Limited, and Oxea GmbH.

Request a report PDF Brochure HERE. (Source: Transparency Market Research, July, 2020) Contact: Transparency Market Research, (518) 618-1030 , (866) 552-3453 (US-Canada Toll Free), www.transparencymarketresearch.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Isobutanol news,  Biofuel news,  


ACC Announces 2020 Energy Efficiency Award Winners (Ind. Report)
American Chemistry Council
Date: 2020-05-06
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is reporting 13 of its member companies have been honored under the Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program for implementing energy efficiency improvements in 2019.

Under the Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program, ACC member companies are required to consider operational energy efficiency as well as waste minimization, reuse and recycling when developing environmental, health, safety and security plans.

Award recipients included Albemarle Corporation, Arkema Inc., BASF Corp., Carus Corp., Chevron Phillips Chemical, Dow, Dupont, Eastman Chemical, Hexio Inc., Occidental Chemical, Olin Chemical, SABIC, and Lubrizol . (Source: American Chemistry Council, PR, May., 2020) Contact: American Chemistry Council, www.americanchemistry.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


Port of Antwerp Consortium to Develop CCUS Infrastructure (Int'l.)
Port of Antwerp
Date: 2019-12-20
In the Netherlands, a collaboration of eight players in the port sector -- Air Liquide, BASF, Borealis, INEOS, ExxonMobil, Fluxys, Port of Antwerp and Total -- are reporting an agreement to conduct a study of the economic and technical feasibility of developing carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) at the Port of Antwerp.

The consortium believes that both storing and using carbon can make a useful contribution to achieving the energy and climate objectives at Flemish, Belgian and European level and lead to reductions in CO2 emissions in the run-up to 2030. To that end, the Port of Antwerp and a number of other partners have submitted the necessary applications to the European Commission.

The Port of Antwerp in Flanders, Belgium, is a port in the heart of Europe accessible to capesize ships. It is Europe's second-largest seaport, after Rotterdam. Antwerp stands at the upper end of the tidal estuary of the Scheldt which is navigable by ships of more than 100,000 Gross Tons as far as 80 km inland. -- Wikipedia. (Source: Port Staretegy, 18 Dec., 2019) Contact: Port of Antwerp , Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO, +32 (0)3 205 20 11, www.portofantwerp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CCS,  CCUS,  


Avantium Plans 2023 Bioplastics Plant Opening (Ind. Report)
Avantium
Date: 2019-06-14
In the Netherlands, Amsterdam-based renewable chemicals specialist Avantium reports it is advancing its planned production of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and polyethylene furanoate (PEF) bio-based polymers at a new bioplastics plant that is slated for opening in 2023.

Avantium's YXY plant-to-plastics process catalytically converts plant-based sugars into a wide range of chemicals and plastics, such as bio-based PEF.

Avantium also notes it has assumed full ownership of the Synvina bioplastics business from joint venture partner, the German chemicals giant BASF, and has rebranded the operation as Avantium Renewable Polymers. Synvina was formed in 2016 to commercialise the YXY technology developed by Avantium to produce PEF-building block FDCA. (Source: Avantium, BioMarket Insights, 13 June, 2019) Contact: Avantium, Tom van Aken , CEO, +31 (0)20 586 8080, www.avantium.com; Synvina, hello@synvina.com, www.synvina.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News BASF,  Synvina,  Avantium ,  Bioplastic,  


Siemens Adding Battery Storage to BASF Gas Power Plant (Int'l)
Siemens,BASF
Date: 2019-06-03
Siemens will install a battery storage system as part of the overhaul of a gas power plant for chemicals giant BASF. As well as replacing the gas turbines at the industrial power plant in Schwarzheide, Germany, a SIESTART battery system has been installed to provide blackstart capabilities. Siemens will also provide a 15-year service contract.

The battery system will be provided by Fluence, the joint venture between AES and Siemens. The company said BASF will benefit from blackstart capabilities, islanding, if required, and a more reliable power supply. (Source: Siemens, Energy Storage News, 30 May, 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens news,  Energy Storage news,  BASF news,  

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