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BASF R&D conference: Chemistry powers energy

6:40 AM MDT | May 11, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft in Ludwigshafen

The central theme of the latest BASF research conference, held recently in Ludwigshafen, was “Chemistry powers energy: Renewable generation, safe storage, and efficient transport and use,” relying on “chemistry as an enabler.” Forecasts show that global energy demand will rise by more than 50% by 2050; demand for electricity alone is likely to double, says BASF. The company sees the energy and resources sector as an important customer industry. “Chemistry as an innovation driver enables fundamental innovations for many industries...

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