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BASF’s biomass balance approach

Reduce CO2 emissions and save fossil resources

BASF’s biomass balance approach contributes to the use of renewable raw materials in BASF's integrated production system and can be applied to the majority of BASF's product portfolio.

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BASF's biomass balance approach


New: OPPANOL® BMBcert™ Biomass Balanced

OPPANOL® B 12 BMBcert™ Biomass Balanced is the first polyisobutene derived from 100 % renewable feedstock and deliver measurable CO2 savings. The certified products thus contribute to sustainable development by saving fossil resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This unique solution enables customers to differentiate their products from competition and helps towards achieving their sustainability goals. All of that without compromising on performance and quality.

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Our biomass balanced product portfolio


The approach is applied to many BASF products, such as superabsorbents, dispersions, plastics and intermediates. The resulting biomass balanced products offer BASF customers a differentiation opportunity such as a quantifiably improved CO2 footprint and savings of fossil resources. Customers can rely on the identical product quality and performance to which they are accustomed to and benefit from a sustainable drop-in solution, making a conscious contribution to environmental protection.

BASF markets its biomass balanced products as BMBcertTM portfolio.

Examples for biomass balanced products by industry:

Last Update 22 September 2021