OUTCOME
  • Operational efficiency
  • Reduction of environmental impact
  • Protection of biodiversity and ecosystems

Bondalti Chemicals operates in two productive sectors - Chlor-Alkalis (PCA) (inorganic chemicals) and Aniline and by-products (PAD) (organic chemicals), that depend on various raw materials and utilities, such as benzene, salt, ammonia, hydrogen, electricity and water.

 

In 2019, as compared with the previous year, there was a decrease in production by approximately 45 kt in the PCA sector and 72 kt in the PAD sector, due to the programmed overhaul, which interrupted production activity during approximately one month and a half.

Production at Bondalti Chemicals (t)

Water Intensity at Bondalti Chemicals (m3/ t product)

Energy management

At Bondalti Chemicals, the PCA sector uses mainly electric power for production purposes, whereas the PAD sector uses mainly natural gas. Considering the typology of production activity at Bondalti, energy management is a crucial subject, involving detailed planning and monitoring. There are several projects and initiatives in progress viewing the continuous optimisation of energy efficiency in processes and operations.

 

In 2019 at Bondalti Chemicals, electric power consumption and natural gas consumption decrease by respectively 5% and 6%, as a result of the programmed overhaul in January and February.

Electric Power and Natural Gas consumption at Bondalti Chemicals (GJ)

Energy Intensity at Bondalti Chemicals (GJ/ t product)

Emissions

Direct emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) produced by Bondalti Chemicals result mainly from the use of natural gas to produce steam in boilers and to incinerate waste. Indirect emissions result from the use of electric power, with a major contribution from the PCA sector. Consequently, in line with what happens at energy management level, Bondalti Chemicals also manages its emissions continuously and is committed to reducing them.

 

As mentioned above, the general stoppage also impacted Bondalti’s emissions, which reduced by 5 kt CO2 eq. in the case of direct emissions and by 60 kt CO2 eq. as concerns indirect emissions. The higher reduction in indirect emissions was due to lower production and the increased use of renewable energy power.

Direct and Indirect GHG emissions at Bondalti Chemicals (t CO2 eq.)

Carbon Intensity at Bondalti Chemicals (t CO2 eq./ t product)