We are Committed to Sustainable Change.


Over the history of the Industrial Age, change has been constant to meet the challenges of the times. We recognize that changes to the world’s energy systems and chemical manufacturing industries are needed to meet today’s challenges and provide the highest quality of life for future generations. CDI is fully committed to operating a sustainable business and enabling our clients to achieve their sustainability goals – by supporting our clients in bringing to market low-carbon alternative fuels, electric vehicles, power components, and chemicals manufactured in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way. We are committed to these goals because it is the right thing to do for all humankind, not just for our and our clients’ businesses.


Our Sustainability Progress


CDI remains fully committed to continued Environmental, Sustainability, and Governance progress. Our comprehensive ESG program was recognized with a Silver Medal in 2021 by EcoVadis, a leading independent rating agency of sustainability practices. The Silver Medal places us in the top 25% of more than 90,000 firms worldwide.


Our ESG team has quantified our carbon footprint and assessed many business practices. Today, with total leadership commitment, CDI is undertaking improvements in our Safety, Employee Engagement, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity programs and taking steps to drive down our carbon footprint and environmental impact. These actions will make CDI a stronger company and a better place to work, all while reducing our impact on the environment.

“Our customers are tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges: cleaner energy, resilient infrastructure, making the most of natural resources. CDI will be at the forefront, providing innovative and sustainable solutions, exploring all options in pursuit of answers to these challenges.”


Steve Karlovic
CDI Engineering Solutions

Supporting our Clients’ Sustainability Goals


  • Carbon footprint assessment and reduction
  • Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration – CCUS
  • Blue Fuels/Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
  • Green and Blue ammonia and fertilizer production

Renewable Fuels

  • Bio & renewable diesel
  • Synthetic fuels
  • Ammonia fuel
  • Clean hydrogen

Green Electric Power

  • Photovoltaic generation
  • Wind generation

Energy Efficiency & Conservation

  • Plant efficiency & power factor
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • High-efficiency Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Cogeneration

Energy Storage & Power Reliability 

  • Battery (plant and utility-scale)
  • Compressed air
  • Microgrids

Energy Transition

  • Battery materials production
  • Advanced semiconductor material production


  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Impact studies and risk assessment
  • Clean/low sulfur fuels

Sustainable Project Examples:

Battery Anode Material Production
Southeastern US

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management services for the first commercial battery anode material plant in the United States.

Biodiesel Production Facility
Gulf Coast

Front End Engineering Design for this biodiesel production facility.

Wind Farm Development
Northeast Pennsylvania

Surveying, Environmental Impact Studies, Permitting, Topographical & Planimetric Mapping, and Access Roadway Design

Green Ammonia Production
Gulf Coast 

Engineering services to implement North America’s first commercial green ammonia production capability.

Silicon Carbide Production
Bay City, MI

Engineering and design support for a new facility to produce the advanced semiconductor material needed for next-generation and power electronics.

Clean Hydrogen Plant
Central US

Laser scanning, engineering, and design services to upgrade an existing coal gasification plant with hydrogen production and carbon dioxide capture and sequestration

Blue Ammonia Production
Gulf Coast 

Designing carbon dioxide compression and conditioning systems for the first commercial blue ammonia production capability in the United States.

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