LyondellBasell Launches Low Carbon Solutions

The chemical company is expanding its sustainable solutions with the +LC launch.

Posted by Staff

September 26, 2023

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New sustainable products expand the company's offerings
The new +LC (Low Carbon) is a new line of I&D chemicals sourced from recycled and renewable feedstocks.Image courtesy of LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell is expanding its sustainable products with the launch of its +LC (Low Carbon) solutions, a new range of Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) chemicals produced under an International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certified mass balance methodology.

Sourced from recycled and renewable feedstocks, these +LC solutions are designed to support businesses in meeting their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals while maintaining high-quality applications for a lower carbon footprint than fossil-based alternatives.

"Sustainability is woven into the fabric of our business strategy," noted Kimberly Foley, executive vice president, I&D and Refining at LyondellBasell. "The +LC solutions mark a critical step for our customers as they increasingly shift towards more ambitious GHG emissions reduction targets and product circularity. These low-carbon solutions will use renewable, bio-based, and recycled feedstocks that empower our customers to reduce their Scope 3 GHG emissions. We have applied our long history of innovation, customer-centric approach, and focus on sustainability to engineer a product range that aligns both with our company's and our customers' sustainability ambitions."

LyondellBasell enhances its already robust portfolio with the new +LC product range. The products include core I&D offerings such as styrene monomers, ethylene, and propylene oxide (PO), with applications in various sectors, from insulation materials to automotive and consumer goods.

The recent startup of LyondellBasell's propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol (PO/TBA) plant in Texas further cements the company's position as a global leader in the I&D sector with significant annual production capacities. This PO/TBA unit has an annual capacity of 470 thousand metric tons of PO, as well as one million metric tons of TBA and its derivatives.

Every product within the +LC range comes with an ISCC+ mass balance certificate, providing traceability throughout the value chain. The mass balance approach enables renewable and recycled feedstock to be attributed to the final product when these feedstocks are blended with conventional raw materials in the production process.

Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) data also are available for these products, enabling businesses to directly compare the carbon footprints of +LC solutions with traditional fossil-based counterparts. 

The +LC solutions are now available in Europe and the Americas, with plans for expansion into Asia are set for early 2024. 

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