Modern Energy

Modern Energy

Chemistry is the power behind low carbon, renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. Building insulation, sealants and wraps help improve energy efficiency in our homes, offices and factories; lightweight plastic auto parts help make cars more fuel-efficient; and chemistry innovations enable technologies that are revolutionizing the way we generate and store energy — from solar cells, wind turbines, rechargeable batteries and more.

The Science Behind Sustainability

Solar Panel Worker

DuPont’s Energy-Efficient Solar Panels Help Reduce GHG Emissions

Sustainability Challenge:

As demands for energy increase around the globe, the need for alternative energy options becomes more urgent.

Chemistry Solution:

DuPont's Solamet® photovoltaic metallization pastes help make solar panels more energy efficient and can increase their power output by around 30 percent.

Sustainability Benefit:

By harnessing sunlight and converting it into heat, electricity and lighting, solar technologies developed by DuPont and other innovators are advancing cost-effective, clean power opportunities around the world.

Woman Jogging

Chemours Biobased Textile Finish Protects Clothes, Conserves Energy & Water

Sustainability Challenge:

Sportswear companies seeking durable, water-repellent, renewably sourced materials for outdoor gear.

Chemistry Solution:

Chemistry innovation reduces water and energy use while enhancing product performance.

Sustainability Benefit:

Teflon EcoElite™ water-repellent textile finish from Chemours enhances clothing quality and durability, while helping consumers save water and energy.

ExxonMobil Technology Transforming Algae into Clean Energy

Sustainability Challenge:

Consumers are seeking access to dependable, affordable, more renewable energy resources.

Chemistry Solution:

Technology innovations developed by ExxonMobil can transform algae into clean, renewable, low-carbon energy.

Sustainability Benefit:

Algae-based fuels emit fewer greenhouse gases than most conventional energy sources, and, because it absorbs carbon dioxide, algae fuel can help reduce atmospheric GHG levels.

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Huntsman Dye Innovation Saves Water & Energy

Sustainability Challenge:

Textile manufacturing requires large amounts of water and energy.

Chemistry Solution:

Chemistry innovates new dyes that require less water at lower temperatures and less salt.

Sustainability Benefit:

Huntsman's AVITERA® SE dyes reduce water consumption in textile manufacturing by up to 50 percent. Widespread adoption has the potential to save more than 820 billion liters of water a year.


Chemistry in Action

Auto Show Concept Car

Chemistry Innovations Make Cars More Energy Efficient

Chemistry-driven plastic auto parts now make up 50 percent of the volume of today's new cars. Lightweight plastic parts help reduce vehicle weight, which can improve gas mileage - by up to seven percent for each 10 percent in weight reduction - and play a critical role in helping improve vehicle safety.