Going climate neutral

The European Union has the ambition to become climate neutral by 2050. As recognised in the European Green Deal Communication, energy-intensive industries, such as chemicals, are indispensable to Europe’s economy, as we supply key value chains. ChemistryCan contribute to improving carbon circularity and minimising greenhouse gas emissions by revolutionising materials, production processes and services across all sectors.

The EU chemical industry reduced its GHG emisisons by more than 60% over the past 30 years. We are increasingly using low-carbon energy sources and alternative feedstock to reduce them even further. We also develop solutions that help other sectors improve their energy efficiency. 

According to the recent (2017) analysis by Accenture on the circular economy, enabling technologies delivered by the chemicals industry can help achieve a 20-fold increase in energy efficiency between now and 2030. While the potential is huge, it’s also clear that the capital expenditure required will be significant, and a clean, carbon neutral future will rely on widespread collaboration.

Have a look at what chemical companies are working on now


How ChemistryCan provide diverse solutions with one substance

Safe and sustainable by design, Climate Change & Energy, Climate Strategy

Cracked concrete can cure itself

Safe and sustainable by design, Circular Economy, Innovation

A bio-based solvent for a greener food sector: As simple as a cup of tea

Safe and sustainable by design, Bio economy, Innovation, Sustainability

Reaching new heights: Flying on recycled carbon dioxide

Safe and sustainable by design, Climate Strategy, Innovation, Sustainability

Bionaphta and recycled oil for a new sustainable certified product range

Bio economy, Chemical Recycling, Circular Economy, Innovation, Sustainability

Transporting water safely to our homes

Innovation, Sustainability

Reducing dependence on natural resources

Circular Economy, Climate Strategy, Innovation

Reducing emissions from diesel engines

Climate Strategy

Chemical industry-led consortium to increase the use of renewable energy

Climate Strategy

Industrial symbiosis helps cut carbon emissions and reduce waste

Climate Strategy, Sustainability

Replacing fossil fuels with bio-based feedstock

Circular Economy, Climate Strategy, Innovation, Sustainability

New polyurethane rotor blade helps wind turbines last longer

Climate Strategy, Innovation, Sustainability

Accelerating carbon recycling in Europe

Circular Economy, Climate Strategy

Creating “green” composites with innovative resins

Circular Economy, Climate Strategy, Sustainability

Converting climate damaging emissions into raw material

Circular Economy, Climate Strategy, Innovation

A new generator technology transforms waste heat into electricity

Climate Strategy, Innovation, Sustainability

Eliminating harmful substances from production processes

Health and Safety, Climate Strategy

Biofuel production from agricultural residues

Circular Economy, Climate Strategy, Innovation

Cool transport: maximise reliability, minimise energy consumption

Climate Strategy

Chemistry can power electric mobility

Climate Strategy, Innovation, Sustainability

Smart solutions help save on energy bills and protect the environment

Climate Strategy, Innovation

Designing with energy efficiency in mind

Climate Strategy, Innovation

From creating to storing renewable energy

Climate Strategy

Chemistry can help create low-carbon cars

Circular Economy, Climate Strategy

How good insulation leads to food preservation

Climate Strategy, Sustainability