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BP unveils new carbon reduction technology

British oil and gas major has launched the world's first low carbon and carbon neutral PTA technology.

BP's new line includes three different products designed to provide what the company described as "a more sustainable solution for the polyester value chain."

It uses proprietary PX and PTA technology which, according to BP, supports a 29% lower global warming potential than the average European PTA production.This low carbon benefit has been independently assured by ERM CVS3.

In addition to this BP will also be launching PTAirTM Neutral, the world’s first certified carbon neutral PTA.

The technology has significant carbon reduction benefits allowing users to offset all of their product footprint - over and above their PTA use - and achieve full carbon neutrality across their product portfolio.

PTAirTM was launched in Europe this week and will be rolled roll out in the US and Asia in due course, BP said.

Our exciting new PTAirTM product offer is an important stepping stone towards a more sustainable polyester chain,” said Luis Sierra, CEO, BP Aromatics.

Moreover it allows our customers to economically achieve a meaningful carbon footprint reduction using a raw material whose eco-profile has been independently measured and verified by respected environmental consultants.”

  • BP
  • British Petroleum
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