Our Solutions

Our solutions enable alternative energy

Our resin systems make wind turbine blades longer so they are more economic. One ton of our amines go into one-half of a wind turbine which means

30,000 tons

CO2e avoided

625 tons

CO2e to build

48x

return on carbon invested

Source: Management estimates assured by a third-party review

Our solutions improve energy efficiency

Our resins and hardeners decrease the weight of an airplane by 20% and allow for blended winglets to further improve fuel efficiency. One ton of our epoxy system will go into 1/3 ton of fuselage which means

14,000 tons

CO2e avoided

350 tons

CO2e to build

40x

return on carbon invested

Source: Management estimates assured by a third-party review

Our solutions enable transportation electrification

Our carbonates improve the efficiency of lithium-ion batteries. One ton of our carbonates will go into 34 battery electric vehicles which means

1,300 tons

CO2e avoided

160 tons

CO2e to build

8x

return on carbon invested

Source: Management estimates assured by a third-party review

Our solutions improve home efficiency

Our spray polyurethane foam reduce air intrusion into homes and buildings, decreasing the amount of energy required for heating and cooling. One ton of our spray foam will go into 2/3 of a family-sized home which means

10 tons

CO2e avoided

1.2 tons

CO2e to build

8x

return on carbon invested

Source: Management estimates assured by a third-party review

Plugging In

Categories: innovation

Electric vehicles will play an important role in reducing emissions in the transportation sector, and Huntsman is at the forefront of expanding this technology.

Electric cars rely on Lithium-ion (Li-on) batteries, which contain electrolytes formulated with carbonate solvents such as Huntsman Performance Products’ ULTRAPURE™ ethylene carbonate. The solvent facilitates the transport of Li+ ions within the battery and improves the lifetime of the battery by forming a protective layer on the electrodes.

While electric vehicles currently make up only 2% of the automotive market, they are growing at 30% year over year. A study cited in Forbes predicts that electric vehicle will hit 10% of global passenger vehicle sales by 2025, rising to 28% in 2030 and 58% percent in 20401.

Huntsman is well positioned to grow with the electric vehicle industry. We are the only US producer and the largest supplier of ethylene and propylene carbonates used in Li-ion batteries in North America. The technology for battery construction has matured, and the reduction in unit costs has enabled direct competition with combustion engines in the very near future. As the markets for electric vehicles reach critical mass, and electric vehicle production increases in the United States, Huntsman will work in conjunction with partners in the battery supply chain to enable the rapid commercialization and growth of this exciting new technology.

We are expanding our plant in Conroe, Texas, to produce high-purity ethylene carbonate that Li-ion batteries require. The plant is expected to be in operation the beginning of 2023 to meet the growing demand, especially in the United States, where electric vehicle production is expected to reach 6.9 million units by 2025, a fivefold increase from today2.

1 https://www.forbes.com/sites/arielcohen/2020/10/26/plugging-into-the-future-the-electric-vehicle-market-outlook/?sh=5e82fd7b9812

2 https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/electric-power/111920-us-ev-market-sales-to-rise-to-69-million-units-by-2025-frost-amp-sullivan

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