DSM reduces emissions with N2O capturing unit

31 March 2008 12:40  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--DSM has installed a dinitrogen oxide (N2O) capturing unit at a nitric acid plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, contributing to the company halving its greenhouse gas emissions, it said on Monday.


DSM said the unit, along with installations at three other DSM nitric acid plants, would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands by 2m tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year - 3% of the country’s entire output.


DSM deputy chairman Jan Zuidam said the move had made big steps towards realising the NetherlandsKyoto targets, while the company would benefit further from the EU emissions trading scheme (EU ETS).


The company operates two nitric acid plants at its headquarters in Geleen and two at its IJmuiden site in the North Holland region.

By: Mark Watts
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