SIBUR Records Climate Project for Olefins Manufacturing
SIBUR Records Climate Project for Olefins Manufacturing

SIBUR Records Climate Project for Olefins Manufacturing

  • 13-Feb-2024 4:31 PM
  • Journalist: Peter Schmidt

SIBUR-Kstovo LLC, situated in the Nizhny Novgorod Region, has successfully registered a climate project aimed at enhancing the energy efficiency of the pyrolysis process for hydrocarbon raw materials. This initiative has led to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions through improvements in the hydrocarbon pyrolysis production's energy efficiency. The implementation of the project involved the introduction of new software and the installation of gas analyzer sensors, enabling the optimization of the technological process. This optimization, in turn, resulted in a decrease in the consumption of steam and fuel gas required for production.

The project, now officially recorded in the register of carbon units, anticipates the issuance of 1,381,798 carbon units based on its outcomes. The timeline for implementation spans from December 15, 2019, to December 14, 2029. The Association "Non-Profit Partnership Coordination and Information Center of the CIS Member States for the Convergence of Regulatory Practices" has affirmed the project's compliance with the requirements of GOST R ISO 14064-2-2021 and the order of the Federal Ministry of Economic Development No. 248, dated May 11, 2022.

The ethylene, propylene, and benzene produced by SIBUR-Kstovo play a vital role in the manufacturing process of ethylene oxide, glycols, polyvinyl chloride, acrylic acid, esters, and other products. These products, in turn, find applications in the production of antifreeze, technical fluids, car cosmetics, surfactants, construction and packaging materials, consumer goods, automotive parts, medical equipment, industrial pipes and containers, heat-resistant fibers, and components of electrical appliances.

With the addition of this new climate project, a total of 17 climate projects are now registered in the Russian register of carbon units. SIBUR has contributed significantly to this total, accounting for 5 of these projects. Among them are initiatives that utilize by-products of the production cycle of Nizhnekamskneftekhim to generate electricity, improve energy efficiency in the production of ethylene oxide and glycols at Sibur-Neftekhim (Dzerzhinsk), generate energy using superheated steam from the production of monomers at Tomskneftekhim, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the production of dioctyl terephthalate at SIBUR-Khimprom (Perm) by altering the supply scheme of the catalyst.

In other news, SIBUR reported an increase in sales of its main products in 2023, with a notable rise in the share of supplies to the domestic market, reaching 75%. During the same period, polymer consumption in Russia experienced record growth, surging by 10% to reach 4.4 million tons.

The registration of the climate project for olefins production by SIBUR-Kstovo reflects the company's commitment to sustainable practices and energy efficiency, aligning with global efforts to address climate change. The diversification of SIBUR's climate projects further positions the company as a key player in the transition towards more sustainable and environmentally responsible industrial practices.

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