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.
From fuel exploration and refineries to power generation and manufacturing of products used every day around the world, science is what helps 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. Just see for yourself by exploring our projects that contribute to our carbon partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The industrial sector is responsible for a significant portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. But through collaboration, technology adoption and nature-based solutions, it has the power to lead the way in innovative carbon reductions. Watch our webinar with The Sustainability Report to find out more.
Enabling more efficient ethylene oxide (EO) production
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.
Dow Carbon Challenge
Low-carbon Proylene Oxide Production at MTP HPPO Manufacturing Co., Ltd
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.
North America's Amazon reforestation
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.
Improving the energy efficiency of home appliances
The Dow PASCAL™ Technology utilizes a vacuum-assisted process along with specially formulated polyurethane foam systems to fill the insulating cavity of the appliance cabinet, improving its insulating performance. Reduced energy consumption at the use phase is expected to result in notable GHG emissions savings over the lifetime of the appliance.