Two Steps to Green Chemistry
Evonik and Siemens are developing a sustainable process for producing specialty chemicals with the help of carbon dioxide, water, and electricity from renewable sources. A combination of chemical electrolysis and microbial fermentation can be used to produce valuable substances such as butanol and hexanol.
Infographic Maximilian Nertinger
25 April 2018
Bring on the CO₂
Specialty chemicals made with renewable energy and CO2—a dossier about how that works.
How to Connect Sectors
In the future, heating, mobility, and electricity must be linked more closely together—with chemistry playing a key role.
“We’re Harvesting Renewable Forms of Energy”
Prof. Leitner is investigating innovative methods of storing electricity from renewable sources.
Evonik and Siemens produce specialty chemicals from electricity and carbon dioxide with the help of electrolysis and bacteria.