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

Included Media

Infographic
Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide

(CO₂)

Water

Water

(H₂O)

Oxygen

Oxygen

(O₂)

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide

(CO)

Hydrogen

Hydrogen

(H₂)

Interactive Infographic

Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide

(CO₂)

Water

Water

(H₂O)

Oxygen

Oxygen

(O₂)

Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide

(CO)

Hydrogen

Hydrogen

(H₂)

PUBLICATION DATE

25 April 2018

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