Celanese offering low-carbon acetic acid under the Eco-CC product name
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Celanese offering low-carbon acetic acid under the Eco-CC product name

Low carbon Eco-CC products available through U.S. Department of Energy Procurement Grant Program

  • By ICN Bureau | February 15, 2024

Celanese Corporation, a global specialty materials and chemical company, announced it has been approved by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management as a Utilization Procurement Grants (UPGrants) vendor. Celanese is now the only producer offering low-carbon acetic acid under the ECO-CC product name, which positions the company to help municipalities meet the growing demand for more sustainable and circular solutions.

As the U.S. economy moves toward a lower carbon future, the DOE is seeking to support states, local governments, public utilities and agencies to procure commercial or industrial products derived from anthropogenic carbon emissions. This includes Celanese low carbon acetic acid, which uses the ECO-CC product name because it is manufactured using carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technology.

These product offerings have demonstrated significant net reductions in life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and passed a critical DOE review of the product’s life cycle analysis. As an UPGrants vendor, Celanese has already begun working with our value-chain partners to extend product usage opportunities to eligible U.S. government entities nationwide.

“By using recycled CO2 as a raw material, we unlock the potential to offer lower carbon footprint options with carbon capture content across more than 90 percent of our Acetyl Chain product offerings,” said Kevin Norfleet, global sustainability director, Acetyls at Celanese. “Our ECO-CC solutions are uniquely positioned to help UPGrants eligible entities reduce their carbon footprint in applications including waste-water treatment, de-icing, fertilization, interior painting and more.”

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