Solvay Epicerol earns RSB certification

By Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials | December 02, 2015

Solvay subsidiary Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co. Ltd. has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials for the production of Epicerol, a biobased building block for renewable chemicals and resins.

The certificate covers the manufacture of biobased epichlorohydrin (ECH), using Solvay’s innovative technology, from vegetable glycerol derived from biodiesel and oleochemical production.

ABT is the first biobased chemical operator in Asia to obtain RSB certification.

“We are extremely proud of this evaluation which is recognized by leading NGOs,” said Bruno Van Parys, ABT vice-president. “RSB certification validates Epicerol as the leading bio-based ECH for customers because of its outstanding environmental attributes.”

Rolf Hogan, executive director of RSB said, “We are very pleased that ABT has chosen RSB to demonstrate the sustainability of their ECH process. This demonstrates that RSB is the partner of choice for biomaterials operators that are interested in true sustainability.”