Oxygen Depolarized Cathode (ODC) technology reduces energy and emissions
The innovative Oxygen Depolarized Cathode (ODC) Technology shakes up the energy-intensive chlorine production as it enables the reduction of electrical energy demand and CO2 emissions of up to 30%. ODCs are highly complex laminar structures constituted by materials such as catalysts, carrier materials, PTFE components and additives. They are built up by Covestro in a specific way and scaled up, along with a particular manufacturing method. In 2011, the first big scale production plant with a chlorine capacity of 20,000 tons a year comes on stream – after two years of safe and reliable operation, the market launch together with ThyssenKrupp Udhe Chlorine Engineers is conducted in 2013.