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Petroquímica Braskem signs a contract with EDF Renewables to enable the construction of a new wind energy complex in Bahia

April 15, 2022 12:03 pm to 12:03 pm
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Wind farm / Source: Jornal Correio

Petroquímica Braskem closed a 20-year agreement with EDF Renewables for the construction of a wind power plant located in Bahia.

Braskem announced this Thursday (14th), the closing of a contract for the purchase of wind energy with EDF Renewables do Brasil, which operates in the clean energy segment. In a statement sent to the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), Braskem stated that the contract contributes to the feasibility of installing a new wind power plant in Bahia, contributing to the energy transition to clean energy sources in the country and ensuring supplying energy to Petrochemicals for about 20 years, starting in 2024.

Braskem closed other wind energy contracts in Brazil

The petrochemical company points out that, in addition to this contract with EDF Renewables for the construction of the plant in Bahia, the company has already closed another 4 aimed at wind energy and long-term solar energy, reaching more than 150 average MW of energy from these sources, representing around 30% of the electricity portfolio purchased in the country.

According to Braskem, the contracts, including that of EDF Renewables for its plant in Bahia, put the company close to reaching the goal of reducing 2.2 million tons of CO2, contributing to the goal of reducing scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050.

Petroquímica Braskem receives sustainability certification at its units in Bahia

This month, the company received the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification for the use of circular and renewable raw materials in the production of resins and chemicals at its units in Camaçari, Bahia. From now on, these plants will be able to use alternative raw materials in their production processes, such as pyrolysis oil or circular oil, which is made from pyrolysis, a chemical process.

The achievement of certification is part of the petrochemicals efforts to eliminate plastic waste. As such, the company will expand its portfolio of recycled products to include 300,000 tonnes of thermoplastic resins and chemicals with recycled content by 2025 and 1 million tonnes of these products by the start of the next decade.

The company also plans to eliminate 1.5 million tons of plastic waste that would otherwise be sent to landfills, incineration, or that would be released into the environment. According to Braskem, the document also represents the continuity and expansion of the permission allowed to the company to advance in the manufacture and commercialization of industrial products from circular raw material.

Get to know Braskem and EDF Renewables

Braskem was founded in 2002 by the integration of six companies from the Mariani Group and odebrecht and is currently the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the largest producer of polypropylene in the United States. Its production focuses on PE, PP and PVC resins, in addition to basic chemical inputs such as ethylene, butadiene, propylene, toluene, benzene, chlorine, soda and solvents, among others. In this way, the company has the most complete portfolio on the market, also including green polyethylene, produced from sugarcane, which is completely renewable.

already the EDF Renewables is a leading global renewable energy company with a gross installed capacity of 15.6 GW, primarily focusing on wind and solar energy. The company is present in 20 countries and manages the development and construction of sustainable energy projects, as well as the operation and maintenance of the parks.

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