Braskem and Veolia join forces in new biomass project in Alagoas, Brasil

Braskem, la mayor productora de resinas termoplásticas de América y de polipropileno de Estados Unidos, y  Veolia Brasil han firmado un acuerdo para producir energía renovable a partir de vapor de biomasa de eucalipto en el estado brasileño de Alagoas. Con una inversión de 68,2 millones de euros, ambas compañías generarán,  aproximadamente, 900.000 toneladas de vapor al año. 

Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and polypropylene in the United States, and Veolia Brazil have entered into an agreement to produce renewable energy from eucalyptus biomass steam in the Brazilian state of Alagoas. With an investment of 68.2 million euros, the two companies will generate approximately 900,000 tonnes of steam per year.

Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and polypropylene in the United States, and Veolia Brazil have signed an agreement to produce renewable energy from eucalyptus biomass steam in the Brazilian state of Alagoas. With an investment of 68.2 million euros, the two companies will generate approximately 900,000 tons of steam per year.

The plant will go into operation in 2024 and will generate a positive socio-environmental impact for the region and the country. Over 400 direct jobs will be created during the construction stage and, once in operation, the facility will create almost 100 jobs, in line with the global sustainable development strategies of both companies.

The new steam production plant will go hand-in-hand with a change in energy model designed to incorporate sustainable sources at Braskem’s Alagoas facility. It represents a major step forward in achieving two of the company’s seven macro sustainability and climate change goals. The first is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2030, while the second is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.