14 January 2009 11:43 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--LANXESS’ thermal reduction plant for nitrous oxide, LARA, based at its Krefeld-Uerdingen adipic acid plant, is expected to reduce CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions by 1.5m tonnes/year by 2012 compared with 2007 levels, the company said on Wednesday.
The move will result in LARA's reduction of 5,000 tonnes of laughing gas, which is the equivalent of about 1.5m tonnes of CO2 per year by 2012 as compared with 2007, LANXESS said.
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Separately, the company said it also expected to save an additional 44,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually through its €7m ($9.2m) cogeneration project at its Brazilian site in Porto Feliz, which was announced earlier in 2008.
“The plant generates both steam and electricity by burning bagasse (sugar cane waste),” LANXESS said.
“From 2010, this plant will enable LANXESS to generate all the energy required for iron oxide production at the site itself and dispense with fossil fuels altogether,” the company said.
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