A facility operated by Tokai Carbon CB in Borger, Texas, has been certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus standard.
The ISCC Plus standard will enable the company to certify carbon blacks as sustainable if they have been produced from a circular or bio-based feedstock.
Using a mass balance approach, the ISCC Plus standard means companies that utilize circular or bio-based feedstocks can certify the products they produce up to the amount of these feedstocks. To make the certified sustainable carbon blacks, Tokai Carbon CB is currently using a circular tire pyrolysis oil from a circular solutions provider that has also been awarded the ISCC Plus certification.
In addition to offering sustainable carbon blacks, the company will add cogeneration to its Addis, Louisiana, facility in 2022. By utilizing cogeneration capabilities, the site will be able to produce 10MWh of electricity, displacing CO2 that would have otherwise been emitted by burning harmful and polluting fossil fuels. With other company facilities in Big Spring and Borger in Texas already producing 15MWh and 25MWh of electricity respectively through cogeneration, Tokai Carbon CB can displace more than 230,000 tons of CO2 per year.
“This [certification] will allow Tokai Carbon CB to continue to be a global leader in sustainability, which is a corporate Tokai Carbon priority,” said Bill Jones, the president of Tokai Carbon CB. “Tokai Carbon CB has already achieved a gold rating on the Ecovadis sustainability scorecard and will now be the first carbon black company to offer a certified sustainable carbon black in North America.”