Chemical Giant Lanxess to Source Green Electricity from Engie

Highlights :

  • Full supply contracts concluded for German and Belgian sites with a volume of 1,400 GWh with more than half of the capacity is green electricity from wind and solar parks.
  • Lanxess’ carbon footprint is expected to be reduced by 33,000 metric tons per year.
Chemical Giant Lanxess to Source Green Electricity from Engie

Specialty chemicals player Lanxess has said that it has signed power full supply agreements with energy company Engie for a total of 1,400 GWh for sites in Germany and Belgium. Lanxess said that more than half will be covered by corporate power purchase agreements (cPPAs) with guarantees of origin for green power. The cPPAs run from January 2023 to the end of 2025.

As per Lanxess, the electricity for the cPPAs will be sourced from seventeen wind farms and four solar parks in Germany. By combining different technologies and locations, generation from renewable energy sources can be best adapted to the consumption profile of the company. For example, the partners expect renewable energies to account for 50 percent of the total electricity supplied. This will reduce the chemical firm’s carbon footprint by 33,000 metric tons per year.

By comparison, the CO2 footprint per person per year in Germany is around eleven metric tons. The green electricity will be supplied to five Lanxess sites in Germany: Bergkamen, Bitterfeld, Brilon, Brunsbüttel and Mannheim. In Belgium, the electricity goes to the two Lanxess sites in Lillo and Kallo in the Antwerp port area.

Julia Schlafmann, Senior Originator at Engie, said, “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,” says. Egie claims to be one of the leading providers of PPAs worldwide and is one of the top three portfolio owners of post subsidy parks with a volume of more than two terawatt hours.

The RE Quest of Lanxess

“Green electricity in our production also makes our products more sustainable – and therefore more attractive to our customers,” says Rolf Kettner, Head of Energy Procurement at Lanxess. The new supply agreement pays into the firm’s plan to become climate-neutral in production (Scope 1) and energy sources (Scope 2) by 2040. Among other things, the specialty chemicals group therefore plans to switch its global power supply completely to renewable energies within the next decade.

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