Resonac receives ISCC Plus certification for hydrogen, ammonia and acrylonitrile
The three products are all manufactured in the Company’s plastic chemical recycling business, in which used plastics are recycled into materials for chemical products, and the Company became the first in Japan to acquire ISCC PLUS certification for products made by using materials derived from used plastics
- By ICN Bureau
| May 22, 2023
Resonac Corporation has acquired ISCC PLUS certification for the three products (hydrogen, ammonia and acrylonitrile) manufactured at its Kawasaki Plant in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture. ISCC PLUS is an international certification system for sustainable products. The three products are all manufactured in the Company’s plastic chemical recycling business, in which used plastics are recycled into materials for chemical products, and the Company became the first in Japan to acquire ISCC PLUS certification for products made by using materials derived from used plastics.
At the Kawasaki Plant, the Company has been conducting a plastic chemical recycling business, which it calls “Kawasaki Plastic Chemical Recycling (KPR),” to recycle used plastics into materials for chemical products since 2003. Following the acquisition of ISCC PLUS certification, the Company will take the certification system-based mass balance approach to allocate recycled plastic content to the derivatives (three products shown below) made by using materials including those derived from used plastics chemically recycled at the KPR plant toward selling them as ISCC PLUS-certified products. The Company will coordinate with the related business partners to decide when to start implementing this initiative.
These products are Hydrogen, ammonia and acrylonitrile (AN)
In the KPR process, collected used plastics are gasified through thermal decomposition to extract hydrogen and carbon monoxide from the plastics. Then the extracted carbon monoxide is processed into carbonic acid and dry ice products and the hydrogen is used as a material for ammonia. Also, the hydrogen derived from the plastics is supplied as an energy source for fuel cell vehicles and for fuel cells installed at hotel facilities. KPR is thus making contributions to the promotion of initiatives implemented for a decarbonized society. The Company will continue to introduce environment-friendly production equipment and technologies, proactively foster environmental measures, and supply products that support an advanced recycling-oriented society in its effort to promote the sustainable development of the global community, including the achievement of decarbonization and carbon neutrality across society.
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