Process-integrated measures and alternative production methods for an environmentally friendly production of chemicals
The results of the Paris climate summit represent a decisive turning point in the fight against global warming. In addition to a comprehensive reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the agreement also leads to the concrete creation of new sinks. One of the sectors most affected by these measures is the chemical industry, on the one hand due to its largely fossil-based raw materials, and on the other hand due to the sector's high energy demand, which is largely covered by fossil fuels.
Object of the research project
The aim of the project is to identify promising process-integrated measures or alternative production methods for the environmentally friendly production of chemicals. Furthermore, it is targeted to obtain information on the current state of the art and on methods under development as well their environmental and economic aspects. The focus is on the following topics
Alternative production methods and process-integrated measures with environmental relief potentials
Possibilities to avoid the use of chlorine or substances produced with chlorine in the chemical industry
Use of steam crackers and alternative routes for greenhouse gas-neutral production of chemicals
Production of large volume basic chemicals.
At the end of the research project, a final evaluation of the technologies investigated in the project will be published with regard to their potential environmental benefits in Germany with a focus on decarbonisation or defossilisation. This will result in a structured overview of environmentally friendly production of chemicals.