Manufacturing & Energy

The Challenge

Industry and energy are critical drivers of economic growth. By investing in new, efficient low-carbon technologies and cleaner energy sources, we can help build an environmentally and economically sustainable future.

Maximizing Impact Through Sport and Science

From fuel exploration and refineries to power generation and manufacturing of products used every day around the world, Dow science is out to set and shatter records in industrial efficiency. We are working with businesses, communities, governments and NGOs to bring solutions that push economic and long-term climate benefits beyond business as usual. By making a few practical operational changes, companies can realize significant environmental and economic gains. Multiply those gains across plants and industries on a global scale, and the impact is game-changing.

Collaborating to do our part for climate change

When partners in the value chain work together, we can make a difference. Be part of the Dow-IOC carbon partnership to gain competitive differentiation through sports and enhance your sustainability expertise and profile.

Chemical industry

Project Name: Enabling more efficient ethylene oxide (EO) production

Impact: The Dow METEOR™ EO-RETRO 2000 (MR2000) Catalyst is a high-selectivity, high-activity, silver-based catalyst for EO production. It reduces direct CO2 generation (and hence minimizes CO2 as byproduct) and also improves process efficiency by reducing energy usage in the downstream separation phase of EO production. It is robust and flexible and can be installed at different EO plants regardless of the plant’s age, design technology and retrofit history. The project demonstrates that the adoption of MR2000 Catalyst in PETRONAS’ worldscale EO plant results in an increase in plant performance.

Press release: Dow collaborates with PETRONAS Chemicals Group for its first carbon savings contributor to the Official Carbon Partnership between Dow and the International Olympic Committee

Case Study: Enabling More Efficient Ethylene Oxide Production: METEOR™ EO-RETRO 2000 Catalyst | Chinese Translation

Winning collaborations:
PETRONAS Chemicals Group
Dow Process Licensing and Catalysts

Project Name: Low-carbon Proylene Oxide Production at MTP HPPO Manufacturing Co., Ltd

Impact:The first in the region implementation of the low carbon technology with the carbon emission reductions certified under the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS). Instead of using conventional Chlorohydrin technology for producing Propylene Oxide, this project uses the state-of-the art and award-winning Hydrogen Peroxide to Propylene Oxide technology, which is significantly more energy-efficient, generates radically less wastewater and creates high-quality carbon emissions reductions.

Location: Thailand

Technology Highlight: Can petrochemical production be lower carbon? Increasing efficiency and reducing carbon emissions with HPPO technology

Project Name: North America’s Amazon reforestation

Impact:Aligning with Dow’s “Valuing Nature” journey, this private-public collaboration with Restore the Earth Foundation—a U.S.-based non-profit organization dedicated to restoring the Earth’s essential forest and wetland ecosystems—is estimated to generate 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions reductions over a 40-year period. In addition to the carbon reduction benefits, the project serves as a line of defense to help protect more than 200,000 residents from future storms, while improving water quality and enhancing wildlife habitat.

Press release: Dow teams up with Restore the Earth Foundation to revitalize North America’s Amazon

Winning collaborations:
Restore the Earth Foundation
Dow Louisiana