In Switzerland, Solvay subsidiary Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co., Ltd. (ABT) has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) for the production of Epicerol®, a bio-based building block for renewable chemicals and resins. The certificate covers the manufacture of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH), using Solvay’s innovative technology, from vegetable glycerol derived from biodiesel and oleochemical production.
ABT is the first bio-based chemical operator in Asia to obtain RSB certification. “We are extremely proud of this evaluation which is recognised by leading NGOs,” said Bruno Van Parys, ABT Vice-President. “RSB certification validates Epicerol® as the leading bio-based ECH for customers because of its outstanding environmental attributes.”