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Chemours plans to net zero absolute emissions by 2050

April 21/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Chemours says it is looking to achieve a 60% absolute reduction of operations-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, said the company.

In addition to refrigerants, Chemours is a major producer of titanium dioxide, industrial fluoropolymer resins and derivatives and other chemical solutions.

Last month, the company announced it was seeking to make significant reductions in emissions of HFC23 at its Louisville, Kentucky manufacturing site. A unique product used in ultra-low temperature refrigeration and the manufacture of semiconductors, HFC23 has a huge GWP of 14,800.

In its latest climate goal announcement, Chemours says that, under Scope 1 of the GHG Protocol, it will continue to enhance emissions control technologies at its manufacturing sites and drive energy efficiency improvements across its operations, reducing the volume of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use.

In addressing Scope 2 emissions, Chemours will increase the amount of electricity and other energy generated from renewable sources. The company is also in the process of defining goals related to indirect emissions from its value chain (Scope 3) and says it will announce them at a later date.

Chemours also announced the appointment of Sheryl Telford to the newly created position of Chief Sustainability Officer. Telford has more than three decades of experience in the environmental, safety and health fields in the government, utility and chemistry sectors. She joined Chemours upon its creation in 2015 as Director, EHS and Remediation before being named vice president, environment, health, safety and corporate responsibility in 2018. 

As MRC informed earlier, Chemours will close its aniline and nitrobenzene site in Pascagoula, Mississippi state, by the end of the year. The First Chemical site produces aniline, nitrobenzene and nonylated diphenylamine (NDPA) lubricant antioxidant.The company has decided to exit the business and cease production at the site. Chemours said it was reviewing options for productive reuse of the site. Aniline is used to make polyurethanes, dyes and rubber chemicals among other products.

As MRC informed before, in December 2019, Chemours announced plans to sell its methylamines and methylamides unit to Belle Chemical, an affiliate of Cornerstone Chemical. The sales price was not disclosed. Thus, Chemours had signed a letter of commitment with Belle Chemical Co. to sell Chemours' methylamines and methylamides business and production facilities at the Belle location. Earlier in 2019, Chemours announced it would stop making methylamines and methylamides at the plant. In 2020, it planned to start dismantling the methylamines operations. Once Belle takes possession of the plant, most of the employees at Belle and others assigned in supporting roles at other locations will become part of Belle, Chemours said. Cornerstone makes acrylonitrile (ACN) and melamine at Fortier, Louisiana.

ACN is a feedstock for the production of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS).

According to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, Plastik (Uzlovaya) increased the cost of ABS for Russian converters for the second half of March. So, unpainted material is offered by the plant at a price of Rb282,000-290,000/tonne, FCA Nodal, VAT included.

Chemours is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and oil refining operations and general industrial manufacturing. Chemours has approximately 9,000 employees across 37 manufacturing sites serving more than 5,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Del.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:ABS, acryl, akrilonitril, metilmetakrilat (MMA), metilamin, hlormetan, MMA (metilmetakrilat), Chemours.
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