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Minimizing CF4 Emissions in ICs and Aluminum in the Automotive Supply Chain

Wednesday, July 12 2:30pm

This presentation looks at the impact of carbon tetrafluoride (CF4) from an environmental standpoint; not only is it a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG with a global warming potential of 73000 times that of carbon dioxide) but also, due to its extreme chemical stability, it is also extremely persistent in the atmosphere, with a lifetime of 50,ooo years. CF4  can be emitted as a result of aluminium and semiconductor manufacture, and the use of both is increasing in new car designs to reduce weight (and therefore improve fuel economy) and help towards autonomous driving, which will improve fuel economy further. Both industries are working to reduce such emissions, and these activities will be reviewed.

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