is playing a vital role in helping customers to develop new energy resources
and alternative fuels and to conserve energy. For instance, Lonza’s electrolyte
chemistry speeds charging of electric vehicle batteries while other products in
our Industrial Solutions portfolio, such as our antifouling paints, help ships travel
more quickly and efficiently. In addition, with our broad water treatment
experience, we can help protect groundwater in shale oil and gas hydraulic
fracturing or fracking operations. We also provide biocides to Brazilian energy
producers to protect renewable, sugarcane-based ethanol fuels from bacteria.