Sustainability Series

With global climate, energy, and sustainability issues set to intensify, Calix has identified some key challenges that have emerged in the last decade and are increasingly putting our planet at risk.

This series will dive deeper into each of these challenges in a dedicated special feature.

Reducing CO2 Emissions

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are largely accepted to contribute to climate change, with governments around the world setting targets to reduce these emissions.

From 2021, the European Commission will be reducing its CO2 cap by 2.2 per cent each year. The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has consequently seen the price of CO2 rise from less than 3 euros per tonne in 2013 to 25 euros per tonne in 2018.

While the US and China don’t have an ETS / ‘cap and trade’ system, China is closing down old cement plants with high emissions and building new plants that will create fewer emissions.

Find out how Calix’s technology is being developed and adapted to reduce CO2 emissions in cement, lime and hydrogen production.

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Making Crop Protection Safer

In Europe, fungicides and pesticides need to be re-registered every 10 years to ensure they comply with stringent safety standards. Many of the products in use currently are unlikely to achieve re-registration, thus creating demand for safer alternatives.

The cost to develop a new crop protection product averages US$250 million and 10 years but farmers need safe, affordable crop protection products now.

Find out how Calix’s BOOSTER-Mag can increase yields and boosts resistance to pests and diseases while making crop protection safer.

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Calix has unique potential to scale solutions to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Making Better Batteries

The rapid growth in electric vehicles and renewable energy storage solutions is creating a global need for more efficient, cheaper, higher-capacity, and more sustainable energy storage options.

While a large part of this growth has been enabled through the performance of lithium-ion batteries, issues around the cost, capacity, safety and sustainability of current lithium-ion batteries will increasingly limit this growth.

Calix is developing high performance, low-cost, fast charge-discharge lithium-ion hybrid batteries based on nano-active electrode materials.

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Improving the sustainability of water treatment

Water is an increasingly fragile resource that needs to be protected at all costs. There is a global imperative for every nation, regardless of its available water, to contribute to smarter, more effective water treatment. This means operators in industries that rely heavily on water, such as agriculture and food production, need to be proactive in their approach to water management.

Find out how Calix’s ACTI-Mag is helping make wastewater treatment more sustainable, and convertible into renewable energy.

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Calix supports WaterAid programs to facilitate access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities.

This partnership with WaterAid aligns perfectly with our purpose and the reason to why we exist “We Solve Global Challenges” and with our core value of “positive impact”.

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Relevant news

March 30, 2020 \ Reducing CO2 Emissions
Final project agreements execute for LEILAC-2 CO2 capture facility

Calix has announced that final project agreements have been executed for the scale-up of its Low Emissions Intensity Lime and

March 19, 2020 \ Reducing CO2 Emissions
Project LEILAC in Euronews 

Capturing CO2: How to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the cement industry Project LEILAC appeared in a TV documentary on

February 24, 2020 \ Making Crop Protection Safer
BOOSTER-Mag update

2020 promises to be a great year for BOOSTER-Mag, with registration as a crop protection product now submitted and pending

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