Sustainability certification for Birla Carbon plants in US, Korea

Sustainability certification for Birla Carbon plants in US, Korea

Sustainability certification for Birla Carbon plants in US, Korea 1000 592 Batteries International

February 15, 2024: Carbon additives company Birla Carbon said on February 8 it had received sustainability certification ISCC PLUS for its manufacturing plants in the US and South Korea.

The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a voluntary scheme  that helps identify companies providing sustainable and circular raw materials.

The certification for its operations in Hickok (US) and Yeosu (South Korea) comes after the firm said last May its manufacturing plant in Italy had become Birla’s first to be awarded ISCC PLUS.

Birla Carbon Italy is now certified to produce circular materials such as its Continua 8000 sustainable carbonaceous material.

A range of products are covered by the scheme including recycled carbon materials.

Birla president and CEO John Loudermilk said the company has set its sights on gaining ISCC PLUS for all its plants worldwide — and the certification process is already underway for facilities in Brazil, India, Spain, Egypt and Hungary.

In July 2022, Birla announced it had raised a $50 million loan to refinance part of the capital expenditure incurred for tackling emissions at its North Bend plant in the US.