Dow to Build World’s First Net-Zero Ethylene & Derivatives Complex

On October 6, Dow announced plans to build world’s first net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.  The investment will increase Dow’s capacity of advantaged ethylene, polyethylene and derivatives manufactured across Alberta and builds on Dow’s previous success in reducing the carbon emissions intensity of its manufacturing fleet.

“This investment builds on Dow’s strong leadership position and allows us to meet the increasing needs of customers and brand owners seeking to lower the carbon footprint of their products,” said Chairman and CEO Jim Fitterling. “Our advantaged position and disciplined approach to capital investment makes us well positioned to lead the industry in decarbonizing, growing and accelerating Dow’s path toward carbon neutrality.”

With competitive feedstocks and access to CO2 infrastructure, this project, which will convert cracker off-gas into hydrogen for use as a clean fuel, reinforces our region’s ability to support companies wishing to decarbonize and drive to carbon neutrality.

”Alberta’s Industrial Heartland offers investment advantages that outpace many other jurisdictions and we are proud to have Dow grow its investment in our region. With carbon capture and storage infrastructure, the world’s largest CO2 pipeline, best-in-class resource development, and a highly skilled workforce, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is a competitive location for projects and companies to advance their ESG and low-carbon priorities,” says Mark Plamondon, AIHA Executive Director.

With this announcement, Dow joins Shell, Mitsubishi Corporation, Pembina Pipelines, TC Energy, and others in site selecting Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, solidifying Alberta as a world-leading investment destination for industrial decarbonization.

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