MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nobian has successfully started to supply chlorine and caustic soda from 100% renewable electricity in the Netherlands and Germany, said the company.
This achievement underlines Nobian’s commitment to accelerating the supply of green products in its portfolio. The certification of Nobian’s caustic soda and chlorine by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) contributes to Nobian’s renewable energy goals, as part of its sustainability program Grow Greener Together.
Nobian will be carbon neutral by 2040, with 100% renewable energy. Building on its long-standing experience in the large-scale production of essential chemicals, the chlorine and caustic soda from 100% renewable electricity allows Nobian to reduce the carbon footprint of its customers.
Nobian’s caustic soda and chlorine are crucial to produce everyday products. Caustic soda is, for example, essential in the production of aluminum, pulp, and paper, but it is also being used in water treatment, pharmaceutical- and food processes and personal care soaps. Chlorine is an important building block for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Over 50% of European chemical production relies on this process and many chemicals, plastics and medicines depend on the use of chlorine during manufacturing.
Nobian’s caustic soda and chlorine from 100% renewable electricity are certified through an annual audit by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC). ISCC PLUS is a sustainability certification program for bio-based and circular raw materials for all markets and sectors. This certification ensures that Nobian complies with globally recognized ecological and social sustainability requirements, emission reductions and traceability.
Marco Waas, Director R&D, Technology and Sustainability at Nobian says: “This important step fits seamlessly with Nobian's sustainability program Grow Greener Together. By 2040 we will be CO2 neutral, with 100% renewable energy.” Waas added, “The ISCC PLUS certification of our caustic soda and chlorine from 100% renewable electricity underlines our commitment to accelerating our green product portfolio. We have a strong drive to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint with our green products."
Jurgen Baune, Vice President Chlor-Alkali and Managing Director at Nobian in Germany: ‘The ISCC PLUS certification of our caustic and chlorine from 100% renewable electricity strengthens Nobian’s position as a leading producer of essential chemicals. By combining our core competencies with smart cooperation and innovation, we believe we can Grow Greener Together with our partners and customers.” Baune: “Our green caustic soda and chlorine are great examples of this mission."
We remind, Nobian (formerly Nouryon), the world's largest manufacturer of paints and specialty chemicals, has declared force majeure for the supply of caustic soda and chlorine in Europe. Thus, the Nobian company announced a force majeure for the supply of caustic soda from August 30 due to high temperatures in the summer, which led to a decrease in production, mechanical breakdowns and a reduction in the supply of raw materials.
Nobian is a European market leader in the production of salt, essential chemicals, and energy for industry, varying from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. We excel in the safe and reliable provision of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali, chloromethane, and hydrogen.