Largely unknown to the public, the chemical industry is at the heart of our everyday lives. Highly dependent on hydrocarbons for its inputs and energy needs, the chemical industry is striving to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities.

To this end, the production of low-carbon molecules, such as e-methanol, naphtha or oxygen produced by Elyse Energy, should play a pivotal role in supporting the manufacturers’ carbon abatement strategy.

The chemical industry at the heart of our modern economies


Although the chemical sector is largely unknown to the public, chemistry is at the heart of our everyday lives due to its role in the production of packaging, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, materials or of course fertilisers for agriculture. Chemistry relies predominantly on hydrocarbons, used as an energy source but also as feedstock for many processes. The chemical industry is the second largest greenhouse gas emitter after the steel industry.


The chemical industry is committed to reducing the carbon intensity of its processes.


For several years now, the chemical industry has been committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its activities. In France, emissions in this industry have decreased by 63% since 1990. The sector plans to continue along this path with a 26% drop in 2030 compared with 2015. To this end, the production of low-carbon molecules should play a pivotal role in addition to energy efficiency measures or the production of low-carbon electricity and heat.

Low-carbon inputs,in accordance with industrial ambitions


Scope 3 emissions, which include the carbon footprint of inputs, often account for a significant proportion of the sector’s emissions. More and more players are making commitments, like Arkema, who in 2022 extended its objective of reducing greenhouse gas emission reduction by 46% in 2030 compared with 2019 to scope 3. However, reducing these emissions involves providing the industry with low-carbon molecules: e.g. methanol, hydrogen, naphtha.


Elyse Energy’s projects provide the sector with low-carbon solutions, namely e-methanol for the eM-France and eM-Iberica programmes, and naphtha as a co-product of BioTJet. Located as close as possible to final users, the Elyse Energy units also offer genuine industrial synergies by sharing infrastructures and utilities, while building on operational know-how.



We develop, finance, build and operate low-carbon molecule production plants in France and in the iberian peninsula. Discover our projects !

eM-Rhône     Le projet eM-Rhône vise à produire 150 000 tonnes par an de e-méthanol en vallée du Rhône pour offrir aux industriels de la chimie et aux opérateurs maritimes une solution de décarbonation issue d’hydrogène durable et de carbone recyclé.   Cette solution, adaptée aux infrastructures existantes, permet de substituer le méthanol fossile […]
France’s first advanced e-biokerosene industrial unit, enriched with low-carbon hydrogen, in partnership with Avril, Axens, BioNext and IFP Energies Nouvelles.
Production of 500,000 tonnes of e-methanol per year on 4 chemical platforms to recycle carbon and provide the chemical and shipping sectors with a carbon abatement solution.
Production of 1 million tonnes of e-methanol per year from renewable electricity and recycled carbon on 7 production sites in Spain and Portugal.
R&D project that explores the conversion of CO2 into synthetic kerosene in partnership with greentech company Khimod.

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