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Interview with Hendrik Spod on the potential of green chemistry

Innovation drives progress - but it also poses challenges. In the Heraeus innovation experts series, Heraeus talks to innovation experts about current trends and their impact on companies. Today's topic: green chemistry.

Petroleum as a frequently used starting material for chemicals is limited, and demand for biobased alternatives is growing in the light of climate change. The sustainable production of biobased alternatives requires efficient processes with heterogeneous catalysts.

This is precisely where the Heraeus Precious Metals business unit comes in with its catalyst portfolio. Catalysts for the use of regenerative biomass or CO2 to produce chemicals are already available to make the transition from pilot projects to commercialization.

In this interview, Dr. Hendrik Spod, Head of Innovation Business Line Chemicals at Heraeus Precious Metals, explains the potential of green chemistry, Heraeus’ contribution to the circular economy, and how far the transition to a sustainable chemistry of the future has come.

Read the interview