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Over half of our revenues come from products or applications that help customers and others down the value chain improve their energy efficiency, reduce environmental impact and address social needs. In fact, in 2014 about half of our research and development dollars was directed at environmental and energy offerings.

 icon-halia Our Halia® Advanced Oxidation System eliminates unwanted by-products in drinking water and wastewater. This offering provides people with a safe and healthy means to reuse and conserve water.

Our Halia® Wastewater Aeration Systems reduce wastewater sludge by up to 50 percent or can increase overall treatment capacity for municipal and industrial applications. This system reduces volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by over 90 percent compared to conventional aeration systems.
icon-oxygen enhanced burner We are a leading supplier of oxygen-enhanced burner and process designs for steel, glass, pulp and paper, cement and other end markets, enabling customers to achieve significant benefits: energy efficiency, fuel savings, reduced NOx and particulates, and significant CO2 emission reductions.
icon-co2 We have developed a suite of technologies that can enable costeffective and environmentally sound CO2 capture, purification and compression suitable for various forms of geological storage. Building new plants with the technology or retrofitting the large installed base of existing coal-fired assets could significantly reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.
icon-argon Customers use our argon to make energyefficient, compact fluorescent bulbs. Argon energy-efficient windows, enabling energy conservation in buildings and homes.
icon-ancamide Our Ancamide® curing agent product line includes renewable raw materials; our newer Ancamine® curing agents have no added benzylalcohol or nonylphenol and can be used to make low-VOC industrial coatings and composites for wind turbines, enabling renewable energy generation for power producers to reduce their GHG emissions.
icon-liquefied-natural-gas Most of the world’s remote liquefied natural gas is processed with our proprietary heat exchangers and technology, providing cleaner fuels in growing economies.

Natural gas liquefaction enables stranded natural gas to be transported to countries where it provides cleanerburning energy.
Customers use our polyurethane additives to create products that insulate homes and businesses, reducing overall energy consumption. Our Dabco® and Polycat® catalysts reduce foam odor and VOCs for these emission-sensitive applications.
icon-nitrogen Customers use our nitrogen in the cryogenic grinding process (grinding heat-sensitive materials such as rubber and plastic to recover raw materials), which enables the recycling of materials such as tires.
icon-hydrogen Hydrogen helps the oil refining industry produce cleaner transportation fuels. Companies use our hydrogen to lower the sulfur content in their fuels, reducing the amount of SOx released into the atmosphere. It also enables catalytic converters to operate more efficiently, lowering emissions of NOx, particulate matter and VOCs.
icon-hydrogen-fueling In many ways, hydrogen is an excellent fuel. It produces no emissions when used in a fuel cell. It’s nontoxic and can be produced from renewable sources.

Our hydrogen fueling stations provide a bridge to a future hydrogen economy. We have over 170 hydrogen fueling projects in the United States and 20 countries worldwide. The state of California awarded Air Products a contract to build 10 hydrogen fueling stations by 2014 as part of the California Energy Commission Roadmap. Hydrogen-powered fuel cell equipment also eliminates lead-acid battery storage and disposal issues.
icon-nitrogen Nitrogen is critical to food freezing and preservation. By replacing traditional refrigerants, such as fluorocarbons, carbon dioxide and ammonia, it improves food quality and extends shelf life.

Our Freshline® modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) solutions keep vegetables like lettuce freshly packaged in the ready-to-eat bags families rely on to get dinner on the table quickly.
icon-helium Our helium enables energy conservation from new solar and flat-panel technology. In fiber optics, semiconductors and welding, helium eliminates the issue of quenching liquid disposal, making the cleaning process more efficient. The healthcare industry uses our helium to cool magnetics in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology as a means of improving patient diagnosis.
icon-tomadol Tomadol® L series surfactants are derived from palm or coconut oil and provide efficient, environmentally preferable alternatives to phenol-containing surfactants such as nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). The Tomadol series lowers temperatures for hard surface cleaners and accelerates clean time, thus reducing energy use and, ultimately, GHG emissions.
icon-gasguard Our GASGUARD® Bulk Specialty Gas Supply Systems enable the production of semiconductors, LCDs and other devices that consume less energy by reducing the frequency of container change-outs and enabling higher throughput in the production process.
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