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AlwaysFree: Austria’s Borealis To Cut Carbon Footprint With Bio-Based Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP)


Austrian petrochemical maker Borealis plans to cut its carbon footprint by creating a circular economy for polymers, slashing the need to use fossil fuels as feedstocks. Borealis’ strategic business platform leader Stephan Roest said utilising the company’s waste and residue-based renewable stock can reduce carbon dioxide equivalent per kilogram of polymers by 1.9 kg for polyethylene (PE) production and by 2.1 kg for polypropylene (PP). He further explained that the carbon saving from replacing 1 ton of conventional polypropylene (PP) with Borealis’ bio-polypropylene (PP) is comparable to CO2 emissions from three passengers’ return flights from Beijing to London or charging 2,100 smartphones for a year. Borealis has also obtained the ISCC Plus certification for its mass balance model under which sustainable feedstock replaces an identical volume of fossil feedstock to produce polymers.

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Published on December 3, 2021 5:20 PM (GMT+8)
Last Updated on December 3, 2021 5:20 PM (GMT+8)