Solvay has decided to devote recently acquired renewable energy certificates (RECs) to its Specialty Polymers activity in the United States. As a consequence, more than 50% of the power consumed by GBU Specialty Polymers in the United States will qualify as renewable electricity.

Last year, Solvay had agreed to buy all RECs for 15 years from “Solvay Solar Energy-Jasper County, SC”, the largest solar farm in South Carolina which was inaugurated in May 2018.

“GBU Specialty Polymers is massively increasing its commitment to renewable energies and is now in a position to deliver superior, sustainable solutions to many more customers,” said Mike Finelli, President of Solvay’s Specialty Polymers Business Unit.