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BASF (BASFY)-Encina Announce Long-Term Recycled Benzene Deal

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BASF SE (BASFY - Free Report) and Encina Development Group, LLC, an ISCC PLUS certified circular chemicals manufacturer, announced a long-term supply agreement for chemically recycled circular benzene derived from post-consumer end-of-life plastics. This marks a significant move in sustainable sourcing, as BASF strengthens the circular economy by integrating more chemically recycled, circular-based raw materials into its production processes. BASF plans to use chemically-recycled benzene for its broad Ccycled product portfolio.

BASF stated that incorporating benzene from post-consumer plastics into its value chains underscores the company's ongoing commitment to transitioning toward non-fossil and circular alternatives. The company emphasized that its partnership with Encina is driving this transformation by increasing the use of recycling-based feedstocks, enabling BASF to offer more Ccycled products to customers in the packaging, textiles and automotive industries.

Encina’s circular chemicals play a crucial role in the production of everyday and novel plastics. Utilizing proprietary catalytic technology, Encina produces high-yield, drop-in quality circular feedstocks. The company expressed pride in partnering with BASF, a leader renowned for its commitment to innovation and sustainability. It highlighted that this agreement represents a significant step towards a truly circular economy, where waste is minimized and resources are maximized for a more sustainable future.

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BASF’s approach to achieving circularity involves the increasing use of recycled and renewable feedstocks, reshaping material cycles and creating new business models. The collaboration with Encina exemplifies BASF’s dedication to implementing advanced solutions to accelerate feedstock transformation.

Encina added that the agreement with BASF demonstrates that circularity is not just a concept but a tangible reality within reach.

In the past year, BASF’s shares have moved up 3.2% compared with the industry’s 4.8% fall in the same period.

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