ENGIE will provide 1,400 GWh of sustainable energy, reducing the carbon footprint of LANXESS by 33,000 metric tons per year.
The specialty chemicals company LANXESS and the energy provider ENGIE have recently announced that the two parties have reached an agreement for a total of 1,400 GWh power supply for the German and Belgian production sites of LANXESS.
More than half will be covered by corporate power purchase agreements (cPPAs) – which will run from January 2023 to the end of 2025 – with guarantees of origin for green power, reducing the carbon footprint, of the business by 33,000 metric tons per year. The electricity will be sourced from seventeen wind farms and four solar parks. By combining different technologies and locations, the generation from renewable energy sources can then be best adapted to the consumption profile of LANXESS
“We are pleased to now also support LANXESS in Germany and Belgium on its path to climate neutrality with a green power supply contract. By combining wind and solar farms, we can make green power even more available to our customer,” has declared Julia Schlafmann, the senior Originator at ENGIE.
The new supply agreement will support the plan to become climate-neutral in production (Scope 1) and energy sources (Scope 2) by 2040. In addition, LANXESS is programming to switch its global power supply completely to renewable energies within the next decade, making its entire upstream and downstream value chain (Scope 3) climate-neutral by 2050.
“Green electricity in our production also makes our products more sustainable – and therefore more attractive to our customers,” has stated Rolf Kettner, the head of energy procurement for LANXESS.