May 25, 2023: Carbon additives company Birla Carbon has received sustainability certification ISCC PLUS for its manufacturing plant in Italy, the company said on May 15.
The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a voluntary scheme that helps identify companies providing sustainable and circular raw materials.
The scheme covers a range of products including recycled carbon materials.
Birla Carbon Italy is now certified to produce circular materials such as its Continua 8000 sustainable carbonaceous material, the company said.
John Loudermilk, CEO of Birla Carbon, said: “It is our intention to adopt this important certification at all our manufacturing locations in the near future.”
Birla Carbon announced in July 2022 that it had raised a $50 million green loan to refinance part of the capital expenditure incurred for tackling emissions at its North Bend plant in the US.
In September, the company said it was investing in a pilot anode graphite manufacturing and post-processing plant in the US, with a view to ramping up supplies for the increasing demand for EV batteries.