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See how chemistry helps the U.S. save up to $85 billion a year in reduced energy costs

ACC members make valuable contributions to our nation’s portfolio of energy efficient innovations in areas like automotive, home, building and industrial efficiency. Combined, our products save up to 11.1 percent of total U.S. energy consumption — enough to power, light, heat and cool up to 56 million homes or power 135 million vehicles a year. […]

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Lightweighting through chemistry products revolutionizes vehicle efficiency

Americans are becoming increasingly conscious of efficiency in the cars we drive, and one of the most effective ways to improve vehicle efficiency is through “lightweighting” – reducing the weight of a car so that it can run farther on less fuel. Decreasing a vehicle’s weight by just 10 percent can improve a car’s fuel […]

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$142 billion light vehicle industry depends on chemistry

The new federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light-duty trucks — 54.5 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025 — calls attention to an important reality: that vehicle efficiency is a crucial component of a comprehensive U.S. energy strategy. Chemistry Behind Fuel Efficiency In August, ACC released its “Chemistry and Light Vehicles” report, which highlighted […]

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Earth Day a call for greater energy efficiency solutions

More than a billion people around the world are taking part in Earth Day celebrations this year, as the nearly 800,000 men and women employed by the U.S. chemistry industry continue to find ways to create a more sustainable future for our planet. For example, products of chemistry empower Americans and American businesses to improve […]

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New video: BASF illustrates chemistry behind lithium-ion battery, future electric car

Chemistry goes into the lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries we depend on every day to power our automobiles, military equipment, laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players and more. But have you ever wondered how the battery technology works exactly? In less than three minutes, BASF’s new animated video illustrates the chemistry behind the battery and hints at […]

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Washington Post ad: BASF chemistry products help warm our homes, conserve energy this winter

“Warm houses love energy bills,” reads a smart full-page ad appearing in today’s Washington Post. “BASF’s construction solutions and energy-efficient materials are more cost-effective than conventional insulating systems and materials, and have a much higher insulation capacity. So, thanks to products like Neopor® and Elastopor®, houses stay warmer in the winter and waste less energy. […]

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Daimler turns to chemistry, BASF to help make Smart car more energy efficient

The Smart car just got a lot smarter, thanks to a new intelligent energy system and lightweight design co-engineered by Daimler and BASF. Debuting at the Frankfurt auto show last month, the energy efficient Forvision concept car impressed audiences with a slew of innovative materials and design features – something you might expect from one […]

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