As aircraft manufacturers and governments seek to reduce the carbon footprint of air travel, the use of bio‑kerosene is booming. Its production involves new refining processes in which DMDS, an additive derived from sulfur chemistry, of which Arkema is the world leader, plays a key role.
The aviation industry will perceive renewable energy consumption
Bio‑refineries use catalysts to deoxygenate the vegetable oils from which bio-kerosene is made. Our product, injected at the right time into the reactors, causes the surface of these catalysts to activate.
Global demand to grow 15% by 2030
The Group, the undisputed world leader in the supply of DMDS, with two production sites in Kerteh (Malaysia) and Lacq (France), is of course aiming to support this growth. Its Carelflex® service offering, which enables it to ensure the safe in situ injection of DMDS into refineries around the world by a team of Arkema experts, is already successfully supporting the main producers of bio-kerosene.