Renewable feedstocks in the integrated production

Mass balance method developed by BASF and TÜV SÜD saves fossil resources

17-Oct-2013 - Germany

BASF, working in cooperation with TÜV SÜD (a third-party certification body), has developed a mass balance approach for the use of renewable feedstocks in the integrated production. Based on this approach, biomass is used as a feedstock in the manufacturing of basic products in existing plants. This biomass share is then allocated to sales products according to their recipes using the new certified methodology. The quality of the products remains unchanged.

The products mass balanced in this manner save fossil raw materi­als and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thereby contributing to sustainable development. Up to 100 percent of the fossil raw materials can be replaced in the end product, which can be marketed accordingly. Existing plants and technologies along the value chain can continue to be used, and the customers’ product formulations do not have to be adjusted.

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