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Showa Denko Steps up Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

1:49 PM MDT | June 16, 2008 | Deepti Ramesh

Showa Denko says it plans to install a greenhouse gas (GHG) decomposition unit at its Kawasaki, Japan manufacturing complex. The unit will enable the company to reduce GHG emissions by 6% in compliance with the Kyoto Protocol and without relying on emissions trading, Showa Denko says. The unit is expected to start operating in March 2009. The project focuses on Showa Denko’s manufacture of perfluorocarbons (PFC) for use as etching and cleaning gases for semiconductor production, and of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) for use as refrigerants. PFCs and HFCs have an...

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