Germany: Steam Supply Evonik Helps Lyondell Basell Phase Out Coal from Power Plant

Editor: Alexander Stark

Speciality chemical company Evonik and Lyondell Basell signed an agreement to purchase high-pressure steam generated from natural gas. The agreement allows Lyondell Basell to phase out coal from its power plant in Wesseling, Germany, by December 2023.

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LyondellBasell site manager, Tassilo Bader and Evonik site manager Dr. Arndt Selbach signing the contracts between both companies.
LyondellBasell site manager, Tassilo Bader and Evonik site manager Dr. Arndt Selbach signing the contracts between both companies.
(Source: Ralf Baumgarten)

Wesseling/Germany — The power plant of Lyondell Basell's site in Wesslingen currently uses coal to produce steam and electricity for all production units on the site. A new agreement with Evonik for the supply of high pressure steam reduces the site’s CO2 emissions by approximately 170.000 metric tons per year and connects the two neighboring sites, thus optimizing steam supply and demand and improving energy efficiency for both partners.

The two companies have been working on the strategic partnership with a 10-person project team since April 2019.

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