Celanese achieves ISCC CFC certification for low carbon CCU methanol
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Celanese achieves ISCC CFC certification for low carbon CCU methanol

Newly certified methanol demonstrates greater than 70% reduction in carbon footprint

  • By ICN Bureau | March 23, 2024

As part of its Fairway Methanol joint venture with Mitsui & Co., Celanese Corporation, a global specialty materials and chemical company, announced that the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) has certified its Low Carbon CCU (carbon capture and utilization) Methanol under the ISCC Carbon Footprint Certification (CFC) system.

The newly certified Low Carbon CCU Methanol demonstrates a greater than 70% reduction in carbon footprint relative to a global average benchmark for fossil-based methanol production, as included in EU legislation.

“We’re proud to be the first to receive ISCC CFC certification for CCU materials, which allows us to strengthen our ability to offer customers a wider range of lower-carbon footprint products,” said Kevin Norfleet, Global Sustainability Director, Acetyls at Celanese. “This is another industry-leading step Celanese has taken to provide third-party validation of sustainable product benefits while helping our customers to meet the growing demand for more sustainable solutions.”

The ISCC CFC system establishes a structure and methodology to validate appropriate accounting for the CO2 capture benefits of the CCU process as well as tracking of sustainable feedstocks using the mass balance system.

Jan Henke, Director ISCC and MEO Carbon Solutions, emphasized the importance of this collaborative effort: “We have observed an increasing interest, especially from the chemical industry, in certifying the carbon footprint of their products and making credible claims towards their customers. With our new carbon footprint certification, we provide the respective solution. For us, the integration of CCU and CCS into the new certification is only the start. Step-by-step, we will optimize the scheme together with our stakeholders and taking into account existing standards.”

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