Process and site innovation
The program line Process innovation within Brightsite focusses on:
- In-process and post-process emission reduction
- In-process and post-process energy reduction
- Circular water
The production of heat and greenhouse gasses is inherent to chemicals production, even for the most sophisticated processes. The first challenge is to reduce the production of heat and greenhouse gasses by alternative production processes.
To achieve the 2030 and 2050 goals, the program line Process innovation aims at the reduction of greenhouse gasses by the capture, storage or utilization of CO₂ and the elimination of N₂O emissions. The program line focusses on the efficient reuse of residual heat. The main challenge here is the development and implementation of industrial heat pumps to boost the temperature for re-use or industry. The opportunities of digitalization are used to increase process efficiency and avoid emissions. Apart from emissions to air the program will also take care of emissions to water and water losses due to evaporation.