The rise of the stationary battery


While portable devices and electric cars are steadily driving global demand for small and medium-sized lithium-ion batteries, there is a third market whose growth is just beginning to pick up: high capacity energy storage facilities. Same technology, but on a whole other scale.


A Hydrogen Peroxide mega plant in Saudi Arabia to meet the world’s needs for Polyurethane foams


Propylene Oxide (PO) is the main ingredient for the production of Polyurethane foams, which are used in a wide range of rapidly growing applications. Because of this, global demand for PO is rising, and the need for hydrogen peroxide to produce that PO is growing consequently. As a technology leader in hydrogen peroxide, Solvay is partnering with its PO customers to build new capacities where needed. The new HPPO mega plant* in Jubail, Saudi Arabia will help further develop its peroxide business in the Middle East.


Weight & Sea: How composite materials are making underwater pipes lighter


Offshore exploitation is getting ever more challenging as new fields are discovered in deeper water. Exploiting deeper means using longer subsea pipes; and the longer the pipes, the heavier - which in turn means larger boats for installation as well as larger floating production units to withstand the weight. The development of Solvay's Evolite™ F1050, a high-performance carbon fiber composite for increasingly demanding oil & gas applications, offers an innovative way to overcome the challenge.


The right chemistry to power electric cars


Driven by the electric car market, innovation in the field of batteries is moving forward steadily. Performance, durability and lightness are among the characteristics that have to be improved, and more often than not, chemistry provides the solution!


The world has never needed so many batteries


From your everyday smart device to energy storage facilities, lithium-ion batteries of all sizes are just about everywhere. But over the last few years, one market trend has been driving this sector like never before: the rise of the electric car.


How Solvay is using electric bikes to raise awareness about the circular economy


The circular economy: a relatively straightforward concept, but extremely complex when it comes to its application in the real world. Solvay experts will be at mobility summit Movin’ On to share and debate about developing the circular economy based on a simple example: shared electric bike services in cities.