BASF Automotive OEM Coatings secures 100% renewable energy across all China sites

BASF Shanghai Coatings Minhang and Caojing sites in Shanghai, and BASF Coatings’ resin plant in Caojing, Shanghai, have announced the use of 100% renewable energy usage across its operations in 2023.

The BASF-Caojing site in Shanghai, China. Image source: BASF.

According to company information, through combination of Renewable Direct Power Purchase (R-DPP), purchase of I-REC international renewable energy certificate and other measures, it’s estimated that BASF Automotive OEM Coatings will reduce the equivalent of approximately 19,000 tons of carbon emissions through the end of 2023 in China.

Net zero CO2 emissions by 2050

BASF’s climate goal is to reduce its CO2 emissions by 25 percent by 2030 compared with 2018 and achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. As the company points out, increasing the use of renewable energy at its sites – including the headquarters in Münster, Germany – is a good example of how BASF Coatings explores innovative technologies and solutions to reduce climate impact.

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