CO2 Reduction during the Production of Basic Chemicals
Chlorine and its associated product caustic soda are essential basic chemicals for the chemical industry. Worldwide demand for chlorine has increased by 60 percent over the last 20 years and is set to continue increasing.
Producing chlorine is an energy-intensive process. A clear reduction in the electrical energy demand, and thus in CO2 emissions, can be achieved by using Oxygen Depolarized Cathodes (ODCs).
Worldwide use of this technology would lead to a CO2 reduction of at least 25 million t/a.