climate neutrality

AI is making the energy future sustainable, but its energy demand is enormous

AI in the energy sector is being driven primarily by the increasing global demand for energy. AI has the ability to automate and optimize a range of energy-related processes.

Transformation of the chemical industry toward climate neutrality

Over the past few months, we have taken you on an informative journey through the chemical industry. It has become obvious that there is no alternative to the transformation of the chemical industry towards climate neutrality.

Renewable Energy Power Supply – Navigating a Path Fraught with Challenges

As in previous years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) expects significant global market growth in renewable energy in 2023, with a record addition of new installations.

Renewable energies – preconditions for the transition to climate neutrality in the chemical industry

Series of articles on the sustainable transformation of the chemical industry with six main topics. This time the focus is on renewable energy.

Sustainability in the MedTech World

Sustainability is a mindset that integrates eco-design principles to create products with a smaller environmental footprint and ultimately ensure a healthier planet for life on Earth. To achieve true sustainability, all stakeholders must play their part.

New processes and technologies

The electrification of processes and technologies plays a crucial role in the transformation of the chemical industry toward a climate-neutral orientation. The German chemical industry will require huge amounts of additional electricity. The current demand of around 53 TWh will multiply to 685 TWh.

Bio-based raw materials, biogas and biorefineries

The chemical industry in Germany is currently experiencing the worst crisis since the global economic crisis in 2009. In 2022, chemical production fell by about 12 percent compared to the previous year. This is a greater decline than during the global economic crisis. A further production decline of 8 percent is expected in 2023.

Sustainability or the long way to green chemistry

To achieve objectives of greenchemistry, first steps are taken in the direction of achieving circular chemistry. At the moment efforts are concentrating on reducing the share of non-renewable raw materials. These efforts are directed to enhance the reuse in entire value chain thereby optimizing resource efficiency.

One of the biggest challenges in implementing sustainable construction

The construction industry consumes resources in a way that is not sustainable, using large quantities at a high rate. According to the World Green Building Council it generates an estimated 39 percent of global carbon emissions.

In the automotive industry, we need more focus on the circular economy

If you follow the press releases and annual and sustainability reports of leading German automakers and suppliers, you might think that the automotive industry in this country is one of the pioneers when it comes to sustainability.