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Greenhouse Gases and Energy Efficiency

Climate Change Policy Statement
Climate change, energy consumption and water use are inextricably linked. Looking ahead, the world’s population is expected to grow to over nine billion people by 2050, while their needs for energy, water and food will increase even faster. For these reasons, maximizing the efficient use of the earth’s resources while minimizing environmental impacts is vital.

Air Products’ long-standing strategy for responding to these challenges is straight forward. We enable our customers to reduce their environmental impact by providing cost-effective technologies and products that improve their energy and water efficiency and reduce emissions to the environment. At the same time, we strive to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as emissions, in our own operations through efficiency improvements and technological innovations. We are making real progress in these areas, as demonstrated by our environmental sustainability targets and related cost savings.

Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) and Climate Solutions

Air Products' CO2 capture pilot unitFrom our earliest days as a gases company with atmospheric gas separation at our core, we’ve delivered technologies and solutions that have contributed to cleaner air, energy efficiency improvements, and safer products for our customers and the communities where we live and operate. In bringing this unique capability and real answers to market problems, our commitment to protect the environment has never wavered. 75 years later, with the hurdles we all face in protecting the global environment from climate change, we believe the challenge of mitigating greenhouse gases (GHGs) must be addressed through a diverse mix of technology solutions.

We’ve focused our efforts on developing and implementing clean energy technologies with the potential to reduce GHG emissions across the energy supply chain. As the world’s leading producer of hydrogen, we enable refineries to convert a variety of sour crudes into low-sulfur, cleaner-burning fuel—and more of it. Beyond traditional steam methane reforming, we also are involved in a number of projects to produce hydrogen energy from renewable feedstocks. We also have unequaled experience supplying massive-scale oxygen systems for solid fuel combustion and oil or coal gasification. And we’ve pioneered a suite of carbon capture, purification and compression solutions, including patented oxyfuel technology with the potential for exceptionally high capture rates. In addition, Air Products has engineered over 180 fueling projects worldwide—more than any other company—in support of a potential future hydrogen economy. We continue to invest in both internal and external R&D while remaining active in a number of global initiatives working to combat climate change and advocate pragmatic policies and solutions.

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