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Nippon Shokubai goes green

Nippon Shokubai has established a new Green Innovation department within the Innovation & Business Development division. This, the company said, will integrate sustainable projects with research planning and development organisations related to energy and resource use. Its key responsibilities are to develop:

* Manufacturing methods from bio-based raw materials of the firm’s core products of acrylic acid and ethylene oxide

* CO2 capture and conversion technology

* New technologies for ammonia manufacturing and utilisation

* Other technologies related to carbon neutrality

The Innovation & Business Development division itself was only set up in April 2020 as part of Nippon Shokubai’s R&D organisation, to promote medium- to long-term R&D into these fields. It is all part of the overall drive to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

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