Hexion Announces Bio-Based Methanol Production of Formaldehyde to Supply Customers for MDI Production

Latest: Hexion announced that it has begun producing formaldehyde from bio-based methanol at its Baytown, Texas, site. The formaldehyde is then supplied to a key customer that produces methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) from bio-based benzene. By significantly reducing air emissions compared to methanol made from fossil feedstocks, it is ultimately possible to provide a more sustainable product.

Depending on customer preference, Hexion can further incorporate bio-based raw materials into its production process at various locations in its global manufacturing network. Similar to other locations, Hexion supplies this customer via pipeline, which further reduces the overall energy intensity of its production process, considering the lowest logistics costs compared to other delivery methods such as truck or rail.

Dave, Senior Vice President, Global Formaldehyde Business, Hexion
“By utilizing renewable feedstocks such as bio-based methanol, we are able to provide solutions that fully meet our customers’ stringent performance standards and provide additional sustainable benefits,” said Collins. “By using bio-based methanol, Hexion is helping to meet the climate goals of its customers’ industries. make an important contribution. In addition, the use of bio-based methanol (also known as renewable methanol) in our products aligns with our overall sustainability goals, particularly those related to new product development and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. We remain Will work to continuously improve all aspects of the sustainability program.”

Compared to methanol made from traditional fossil feedstocks, renewable methanol reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 95%, nitrogen oxide emissions by 80%, and eliminates sulfur dioxide and particulate emissions. Renewable methanol is an ultra-low carbon chemical produced from sustainable biomass (often referred to as bio-based methanol) or carbon dioxide and hydrogen from renewable electricity.

As part of its strategic sustainability plan, Hexion previously announced its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2030. Hexion’s commitment includes Scope 1 and Scope
2” emissions, which are direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from operations and energy consumption. The company is also reviewing its “Scope 3”
“Emissions, i.e. emissions related to all other aspects of the business. In addition, Hexion has been awarded the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program for two consecutive years, recognizing the company’s efforts in reducing waste and improving Multiple achievements in energy efficiency.