Climate & Energy

Enabling a low-carbon economy

Stop using fossils

Our company enables a low-carbon economy through everything from sustainable materials and resins, to new farming methods, to game-changing renewable energy innovations. In fact, nearly two-thirds of our entire portfolio comprises what we call Brighter Living Solutions - products and services that have a specific environmental or social benefit compared to mainstream reference solutions.

Renewable energy

At DSM, we believe in doing well by good. In fact, increasingly we find that taking actions that benefit our planet are also good for the bottom line – thus making sustainability a key driver in our purpose of creating brighter lives for all. The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate agrees. Its New Climate Economy Report 2018 estimates that bold climate action could yield a direct economic gain of $26 trillion through to 2030. Here are just some examples of how this works in practice at DSM. 

Making wind energy a viable alternative to fossil fuels

Global electricity capacity from renewable continues to rise. In many cases, these projects test existing material and engineering solutions to their limits, calling for radical new approaches. Ropes, slings and synthetic chains made with Dyneema® can play a key role in making renewable energy from offshore wind parks viable, at an affordable cost. Synthetic lifting and lashing equipment made with Dyneema significantly reduces the weight and size of equipment used in constructing and operating wind parks, as well as reducing the physical effort required of their crews. Dyneema fiber will also be crucial in delivering the cutting-edge floating foundation technology necessary to keep wind parks safely anchored offshore at ever-greater depth.

Minimizing methane emissions

As the world’s demand for protein continues to grow, so too does the amount of methane emitted by the cows we raise. To tackle this challenge the team at DSM developed an innovation that when added to dairy cattle feed reduces methane emissions by 30% - with no compromise on animal welfare, feed consumption or performance. When you consider that cows accounts for 4% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, that’s good news for us all.

The bio-renewable age

We believe it’s possible to create a world where affordable, renewable energy is a reality for all. The world needs competitive alternative energy systems like sustainable biomass, solar, wind and hydro. At DSM we’re playing our part through science that creates biofuels made from plants.

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  • Our key markets

    Our key markets are Animal Feed, Dietary Supplements, Early Life Nutrition, Food & Beverage, Personal Care, Automotive and Electrical & Electronics.

  • Our strategy & the SDGs

    We’re so convinced of the value of doing well by doing good that our strategy is aligned with the Sustainable Development (SDG) goals outlined by the United Nations in 2015.

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