BASF Advances Renewable Wind and Solar Power

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BASF adds to its sustainability profile with renewable wind and solar energy being brought to multiple sites.

BASF has collaborated with EDF Energy North America to improve the energy balance and reduce CO2 emissions for two of its production sites.

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The 35 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement will bring 25 MW wind power to BASF’s Verbund site in Freeport, and 10 MW wind power to the Pasadena site.

An estimated 70% of the energy supply to the Pasadena site, and more than 90% of the power purchased in addition to the energy produced at the Freeport site, will be supplied from renewable resources.

This equals the energy consumption of more than 10,500 households.

The addition of wind and solar power to BASF’s energy portfolio pushed the company closer to its climate protection goal of CO2 neutral growth until 2030.

Its ambitious Carbon Management Program will replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.

“The agreements underline BASF’s commitment to sustainability. Manufacturing products for sustainable solutions, reducing emissions from our processes and using non-fossil fueled energy sources – all of these efforts help lead us on our continuing journey of sustainability,” said Chris Witte, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the BASF site in Freeport. “The addition of renewable energy to our Texas sites will ultimately benefit all three areas: sustainable products, processes and power.”

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