BASF India plants receive certification

February 27, 2024 | 11:50
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BASF India Limited on February 8 announced that its two dispersions plants in Dahej and Mangalore, India, have each received REDcert2 certification.

These plants are the first in India to achieve the REDcert2 standard, an independent third-party audit process, marking a significant milestone in BASF’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

This certification enables BASF to supply certified low-carbon-footprint dispersions through the biomass balance (BMB) approach that perform identically to fossil-based dispersions.

According to Andreas Fechtenkoetter, senior vice president, Dispersions Asia Pacific of BASF, achieving REDcert2 certifications for its dispersion plants in India underscores commitment to driving sustainability and innovation as an industry leader.

With India’s continued prioritisation of CO2 reduction, BASF is seeing a growing demand for sustainable products in the country.

The Indian government has committed to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070.

Milind Joshi, business director, Dispersions (South Asia) from BASF said that with these REDcert2-certified dispersions plants in operation, BASF was well-positioned to supply biomass-balanced dispersions to its customers in the country and support their sustainability plans.

“By adopting our low-carbon-footprint solutions, customers are not only differentiating themselves from competitors but also contributing to the larger goal of combating climate change,” Joshi said.

The two certified dispersion plants in India bring the number of BASF dispersion plants in the Asia Pacific region that have received REDcert2 certification to five. This accomplishment has strengthened BASF’s ability to meet the growing demand for low-carbon-footprint solutions across various industries.

BASF India plants receive certification
BASF dispersions in India received REDcert certification

In BASF’s biomass balance approach, renewable raw materials are used as feedstock in the very first steps of chemical production.

The proportion of renewable raw materials utilised is then allocated to specific sales products using a mass balance method certified by REDcert².

The certification system confirms that for the biomass balanced product, BASF has replaced relevant quantities of fossil-based resources with renewable feedstock.

REDcert² standard complies with the EU Directive on Renewable Energy and ensures correct attribution of renewable resources to the final products. The initiative supports BASF customers in India looking to commit to a low-carbon-footprint roadmap

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