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Arkema Partners with ISMERT to Reduce Acrylic Products’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Arkema announced a partnership with the carrier ISMERT, part of the MGE Group, to address the challenge of reducing transportation emissions. In another shift toward decarbonization, the two companies are taking proactive steps to reduce by more than 80% the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with acrylic product transportation.

“Through this partnership with ISMERT, we aim to contribute to reduce our customers’ Scope 3 emissions with a lower carbon footprint transportation for road shipments in a few European countries in a first step of implementation,” said Hervé Castres Saint Martin, global group president, acrylic monomers. “This project is another stride to support Arkema’s newly reinforced climate plan and strong commitment to decarbonization across the value chain.” 

“We are proud to collaborate with Arkema and support them with their carbon emissions reduction roadmap ambition. Exploring alternatives to traditional diesel fuel, such as renewable fuel derived from waste materials, reduces GHG emissions during transportation by over 80%,” said Virginie Ismert, general manager. “This transition to renewable diesel contributes to a more circular economy by repurposing wastes into valuable resources Furthermore, it enhances the environmental footprint of road transportation by decreasing by 65% the fine particle emissions compared to conventional diesel.”

This initiative complements Arkema’s commitment to reduce transportation emissions including optimizing routes, utilizing intermodal shipments, and exploring other alternatives to diesel fuel.

Learn more about Arkema at www.arkema.com

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