SCHÖRFLING / A. Evonik relies entirely on renewable energies at the Schörfling site in Austria. For years, green electricity from wind, water or biomass has been flowing into the production facility for polymer-based fibers and membranes.
Since the beginning of the year, the specialty chemicals company has also covered 100 percent of its gas requirements with biomethane from regional production. By switching to an environmentally friendly energy supply, Evonik is reducing its direct CO2 emissions in Upper Austria by around 4,000 tons per year.
First such location worldwide
“Schörfling is the first Evonik site in the world to rely entirely on renewable energies. We attach great importance to making our products environmentally friendly, safe and efficient, ”says Jean-Marc Chassagne, Site Manager and Managing Director of Evonik Fibers GmbH. “Sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy – as an important growth driver and cornerstone of our product portfolio, our investments and our innovation management. We always convey this idea to our customers by offering them advanced technologies that bring environmental benefits to their applications. ”Evonik has had its production site in Schörfling since 2010. More than 180 employees develop and produce polyimide-based fibers and hollow fiber membranes for efficient filtration and separation technologies for the purification of flue gases or for gas separation. The starting material – the high-performance plastic – is manufactured in Lenzing.