BASF expands its biomass balance portfolio for selected chemical intermediates

BASF expands its biomass balance portfolio for selected chemical intermediates

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  • By ICN Bureau | May 16, 2024

BASF will expand its biomass balance offering to include BMBCert1,4-butanediol (BDO), tetra­hydrofuran (THF), polytetra­hydrofuran (PolyTHF) and 3-(di­methyl­amino)pro­pyl­amine (DMAPA).

In addition to the production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the site in Geismar, Louisiana, has also achieved certifications for all these products. The Ulsan site in South Korea has obtained certification for PolyTHF.

With these certifications, BASF can now offer its customers regionally produced ISCC PLUS and REDcert2-certified products for which renewable resources replace fossil feedstock and additionally reduce the cradle-to-gate product carbon footprint (PCF).

“The new certifications for key products in our portfolio demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and our vision to be the preferred partner for sustainable intermediates. With our biomass balance portfolio, we are helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals by replacing fossil-based raw materials and reducing the cradle-to-gate carbon footprint. We are committed to driving the sustainability transformation of the chemical industry and we are proud to offer more products that contribute to our customers' sustainability goals,” said Ketan Joshi, President of BASF’s operating division Intermediates.

The BMBcert offerings contribute to a reduction in fossil feedstock demand. At the beginning of the value chain, fossil-based raw materials are replaced by certified renewable resources, and a corresponding amount of renewable content is attributed to the product according to a mass balance approach.

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