Sustainable Chemistry

Renewable Feedstock

Ethanol is an essential building block for our chemicals. Sourcing that Ethanol from biobased inputs, like corn, means our chemicals are renewable. And since we don’t depend on fossil fuel-based raw materials, we’re able to make measurable strides towards more circular products and systems.

From Biomass to Chemicals

We’re not the first to prove Ethanol is a viable alternative to petroleum based inputs. But we deliver on this promise—at scale—for very important industrial chemicals. And as a low carbon alternative, we are removing carbon from the atmosphere at a rate of 40-80% compared to traditional manufacturing technologies.

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The Energy to Succeed

Our industrial processes produce Hydrogen as a byproduct, which helps to reduce the energy demands of our manufacturing. The process heat needs met by closing our loop drastically reduces our emissions and helps to further reduce our impact on the environment.

In the future, we will be evaluating our Hydrogen strategy to ensure it is used to its highest and best use helping with the energy needs of Viridis and the communities we operate in.

Working Towards Net-Zero

And what’s more, the carbon sequestration of the corn while it’s growing helps to remove additional CO2 from the environment. We’re working with scientists to develop systems that can help products have a net-negative impact on the client and could help our customers meet the commitments they have made to reduce their Scope 3 emissions.

Committed to Safety

Above all, we believe people are the most important part of our sustainability story. For our employees, community, and customers, we are committed to doing the right thing and work to ensure our products are made with safety as top priority. As members of the American Chemistry Council, we participate in the Responsible Care program and the guiding principles of that program guide the decisions we make every day.

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Third Party Verified

With a relatively small footprint thanks to our inputs and reactants, our ethyl acetate production reduces the use of fossil fuel resources compared with alternative processes. Our innovations in sustainable chemistry allow our products to contribute to UN Sustainable Development Goal progress, particularly in the areas of responsible consumption/production as well as climate action.

USDA Biopreferred Program 20th Anniversary Champion
International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC)
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