Lanxess Earns China’s National Green Plant Certificate

April 9, 2018
Lanxess receives the National Green Plant certificate for its plant in Ningbo from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People’s Republic of China.

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess receives the National Green Plant certificate for its plant in Ningbo from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People’s Republic of China. The Ningbo plant is located in Ningbo Petrochemical Economic & Technology Development zone (NPETD), a national level chemical park which is ranked top three in China. 

The National Green Plant certificate is a key element of China’s Green Manufacturing System, which aims to accelerate industrial development while maintaining high environmental standards. This quality seal is reportedly awarded to just 1,000 best-in-class companies who have demonstrated a clear commitment to sustainability in their production facilities.

At its certified production site in China, Lanxess has installed the newly developed Ningbo Process. The production process reportedly ensures the most environmentally-sound production of synthetic yellow-shade red iron oxides in Asia. Compared to traditional production methods, the process produces less nitrogen oxide, including extremely harmful laughing gas, according to Lanxess. The remaining greenhouse gas emissions are fully purified by post-treatment equipment. 

The Chinese government’s goal is to push the Green Manufacturing System in the direction of the Made in China 2025 industrial modernization program over the coming years to catch up with the leading industrial nations, according to Lanxess. For example, more stringent environmental conditions should lead to a 22% percent reduction in CO2 emissions, an 18% reduction in energy consumption and a 23% reduction in freshwater consumption. The main industrial pollutant emissions (SO2, NOX, CSB) should decline by 20% by the year 2020. To achieve these goals, the MIIT launched the National Green Plant certification program in April 2017. 

For more information, visit: www.lanxess.com

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