Dinitrogen monoxide (in the US: Nitrous oxide) (N2O), also known as laughing gas, is produced as a by-product in the manufacture of plastic precursors. It is harmless to humans, but damages the climate about 300 times more than CO2.
At high temperatures, N2O can be broken down into its components nitrogen and oxygen and thus completely neutralized. This is already being accomplished at our Krefeld-Uerdingen site in Germany and from 2020 will also be done in Antwerp, Belgium. The heat generated during the nitrous oxide reduction process can be used for production. With our award-winning plants in Krefeld-Uerdingen, we are the technology leader in this field.