INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe has today announced a range of Bio-Attributed Olefins and Polyolefins, based on renewable bio based raw materials that do not compete with food production. Products will be supplied from the INEOS Koln site, Germany, later this year.
Bio-attribution measures the extent to which fossil fuel-derived feedstocks have been substituted by renewable or bio-feedstocks. A third-party certified audit trail tracks the feedstocks through the production system as they are converted into drop-in olefin and polyolefins.
Each step in the supply chain has been fully certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to track the renewable materials and ensure their sustainability. The final product carries an attribution according to the displacement of fossil fuel-derived raw materials.
The RSB process also tracks and measures the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Saving through the Lifecyle of the product. The INEOS bio-attributed polyolefins can be made with 100% substitution of bio-feedstock and provide more than 100% Greenhouse Gas savings (GHG). The result are products which have a proven positive impact on the environment without sacrificing any product performance.
RSB is an independent organisation that has built a stringent certification process to help drive the sustainable development of the bio-economy. Their stringent assessment includes social and environmental impact, as well as demonstrable positive climate benefit. Each and every factor behind the RSB label is linked to sustainability-driven values, ranging from the working conditions of the labour force at sites, to the impact that a site has on the local environment.
Liz Rittweger, Business Director for Olefins and Polymers, “We are very proud to have achieved RSB certification of Olefins and Polyolefins from our Koln site. Being able to offer Bio-Attributed Olefins and Polymers represents another concrete step for INEOS along the path towards a more circular and sustainable economy.”