Worldwide, green energies posted record growth. Investments totaled $241.6 billion in 2017. For the fifth consecutive year, there was twice more investment in new renewable power capacity than in fossil fuel generating capacity, according to the Renewables 2017 Global Status Report. In the booming market of the new energies, we partner with specialized laboratories, industry and end-users to conduct our research.
Arkema and renewable energy solutions: partnerships for tomorrow
Arkema and the France's National Solar Enery Institute (INES), created a laboratory dedicated to polymer materials for photovoltaic (PV) panels. It combines our expertise in polymers with INES's expertise in design and production processes for silicon and thin-film PV technologies.
Regarding wind power, Arkema has joined forces with several innovative SMEs like Plastinov: this is the Effiwind project. The objective is to develop tomorrow's wind turbine blades with Arkema's Elium® resin.
Arkema and Canadian power utility Hydro-Québec have created a joint R&D laboratory dedicated to energy storage. The laboratory will develop a new generation of materials used to make all-solid lithium batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles.
Oxis Energy partnership
Having had ties since 2012 with the company OXIS Energy, leader in lithium-sulfur compounds for next-generation rechargeable batteries, Arkema now consolidates its partnership by engaging in a new fund-raising operation.