Chemical Manufacturer Celanese Utilises Carbon Capture

Celanese’s Globally-Integrated Value Chain to Convert CO2 Waste Into Products, Says Mark Murray, Senior Vice President, Acetyls at Celanese

Chemical manufacturer Celanese has announced its new carbon capture and utilisation project at its site in Clear Lake, Texas, which will capture 180,000 metric tonnes of CO2 industrial emissions and produce 130,000 metric tonnes of low-carbon methanol per year. This is a part of its Fairway Methanol joint venture with Mitsui & Co


Sustainable innovations and low-carbon solutions

Trading and investment company Mitsui & Co. has 5,600 employees who work across 63 countries. Its areas of expertise include mineral and metal resources, energy, machinery and infrastructure, but primarily chemicals industries.

Based in Dallas, Texas, global chemical leader Celanese Corporation produces solutions and specialty materials used across various industries. The company employs 13,000 workers across the world and has a net sales of US$9.7bn. Through the Celanese Foundation, it is making a huge impact on local communities - in addition to ensuring a clearer quality of air.

Celanese is using CCU to provide low-carbon options, across its Acetyl Chain and Engineered Materials products, to support customers in their desire for sustainable manufacturing solutions. 

CCU takes CO2 emissions, from both Celanese and third-party sources, and uses its reduced-carbon-intensity hydrogen to chemically convert the CO2 into a methanol building block. This will lower the volume of traditional fossil fuel-based raw materials used.

Celanese's carbon capture project transforms waste into value

“With this project, our Celanese value chain can convert CO2 waste into products for a wide array of end-markets, including consumer goods like adhesives, packaging, toys, paints, coatings and more,” said Mark Murray, Senior Vice President, Acetyls at Celanese. “Our globally-integrated value chain positions us to provide a wide range of solutions with carbon capture content across both our integrated Acetyl Chain as well as other methanol derived products like acetal copolymers (POM).”

In his new year message, Mitsui & Co.’s President Kenichi Hori, discussed his hopes for the new year, with sustainability on his mind. 

“We have overcome barriers between units and regions effectively, embraced new ideas generated from open-minded discussions, fulfilled our share of responsibilities and turned our vision into action plans with firm resolve. In 2024, we will build further momentum. We will focus on realising business solutions that work and further establish a sustainable and robust profit base through concerted efforts.”

 

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