America’s chemistry industry is at the forefront of innovation to meet global challenges – including climate change. An exciting new initiative by Chemours is a great example. The company just launched a project to capture at least 99% of the HFC-23 emissions at its Louisville, Kentucky manufacturing site.
HFC-23 has critical uses such as ultra-low temperature refrigeration for vaccines, medical, military and space applications, semiconductor manufacturing, and fire-suppression. It’s created during the manufacture of fluoropolymers that are relied upon by the IT, medical, aerospace, telecommunications, and auto industries.
The new project advances Chemours’ goal of reducing process emissions of fluorinated organic chemicals by at least 99% from all manufacturing sites globally. It goes hand in hand with the company’s support for ratification of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the Paris Climate Agreement, and the recently enacted American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act that will begin the national phase-down of HFCs. ACC has supported the HFCs phase-down as an important step forward in addressing climate change.
Chemical industry scientists are developing many of the advanced materials and technologies that help society save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, all while implementing significant process improvements at their own facilities. ACC is proud of our members’ many efforts to be part of the climate solution.