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Corporate sustainability is a timely business practice

Corporate sustainability is a timely business practice

Today, if there is one important issue that companies are concerned about, it is solutions and concepts for more climate and environmental protection, better energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions - in short, for more sustainability. But how exactly is this defined? What are the global or national goals? And how do companies implement it? We give a brief overview.

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Building regulations: Thermal insulation more important than ever

Building regulations: Thermal insulation more important than ever

In the context of the European Green Deal, the topic of energy efficiency and building insulation is of growing importance. Legal regulations such as the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) regulates energy savings around new and existing buildings. Thermal insulation plays a particular role, along with other factors. Read how climate protection can be best addressed in the building industry. 

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Organic process medium: Pentane plays an important role for ORC plants

Organic process medium: Pentane plays an important role for ORC plants

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) plants have become important pillars of the energy transition. They offer the opportunity to generate electricity and heat even if the temperature of the available heat source is too low for the operation of a turbine driven by steam. Organic process media are the solution. Read here to find out what they are and what quality is convincing.

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Haltermann Carless' bio-based isododecane for sustainable cosmetics

Haltermann Carless' bio-based isododecane for sustainable cosmetics

The cosmetics industry is heavily investing in more organic and plant-based personal care solutions in response to a strong consumer demand for more sustainable products and safe ingredients. After all, skin lotions, shower gels and shampoos are not only used on a daily basis, but are also used directly on our skin. The EU is taking action to regulate the use of certain materials, such as critical silicone compounds. Haltermann Carless, as a specialist for high-quality hydrocarbon products and solvents, has long been producing alternative products from renewable feedstocks and for the cosmetics industry, this has once again been achieved. Read more.

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ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation targets increased SAF usage

ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation targets increased SAF usage

Sustainabile Aviation Fuels have gained considerable momentum in the aviation industry in recent times, due to their potential as a drop-in replacement for conventional fossil aviation fuels. Interest is also supported by the lack of sustainable alternatives with hydrogen or electric powered aircraft deemed unfeasbile and not financially viable in the short term. The European Union have underlined their focus on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the Green Deal and underpinned this with clear numbers and mandates in the ReFuelEU Aviation draft regulations. What, though, exactly does the draft regulation mean and what impact could it have on the SAF market in the coming years? Find out more here.

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Sustainable energy: The ORC process for electricity and heat production

Sustainable energy: The ORC process for electricity and heat production

In the course of the energy turnaround, geothermal energy generation is becoming an increasingly important topic alongside electricity generation from solar, wind and hydro power. Generating sustainable electricity is more topical and urgent than ever. Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) plants play an important role, because they open up ways of generating electricity and heat that were not possible in the past. Find out here what advantages and future opportunities the process offers.

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SAF: Which feedstocks can be used for sustainable aviation fuels?

SAF: Which feedstocks can be used for sustainable aviation fuels?

Without Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), a short-term reduction of CO2 emissions in aviation is not feasible. The European Green Deal and the subsequent Fit for 55 package therefore focuses on the increased use of biofuels in aviation. In the framework of these packages, the raw materials used in production are generally classified under the term ‘generations’ But what precisely is the meaning behind this classification? Find out more about the different feedstocks and future trends.

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Sustainable energy: Geothermal power - how viable is it for the future?

Sustainable energy: Geothermal power - how viable is it for the future?

Today, renewable energy options determine the worldwide political, public and economic discussions about more sustainability in energy production. In addition to wind, water and solar energy, the topic of geothermal power is increasingly becoming the focus of attention. What precisely is geothermal energy and what are the options for the future? Here you can find out more about extraction, processes and worldwide use.

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Paraffinic hydrocarbons for paints & coatings: a sustainable future

Paraffinic hydrocarbons for paints & coatings: a sustainable future

The paints and coatings industry is far more sustainable than one might think - and not only since the European Green Deal. The industry has long been working to meet the high demands placed on modern paints and coatings: Environmentally friendly, durable, harmless, easy to handle. In addition to occupational safety and processing, the right raw materials play a decisive role. Paraffinic hydrocarbons are part of the solution when it comes to sustainability. Learn more here.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels – a solution to make flying climate-neutral

Sustainable Aviation Fuels – a solution to make flying climate-neutral

In modern aviation, the awareness of the importance of sustainability and environmental protection is increasing. With growing passenger numbers, high air freight volumes and rising oil prices, alternatives to fossil jet fuel and solutions for reducing CO2 emissions are increasingly in demand. Alternative fuels, so-called Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), are a crucial step towards climate-neutral air travel. Learn more about the different technical solutions and the approaches that are already a reality.

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