2. November 2021 Meghan Sapp

LyondellBasell successful produces water-based waste into energy with Covestro

In the Netherlands, converting water-based waste into energy was no easy feat, but chemical company LyondellBasell and its joint venture partner, polymer manufacturer Covestro, proved it was possible. The companies announced the completion of its Circular Steam Project at their site in Maasvlakte, the Netherlands. With the Circular Steam Project, the site incorporated an innovative technology into the existing production plant to convert its water-based waste into energy. The new installation takes the site’s existing production process to a higher level of efficiency and sustainability, resulting in an overall annual reduction of approximately 0.9 Petajoules of energy use, or 140.000 metric tons of CO2 and avoiding the release of 11 million kilograms of salt residue into the surface water.