BASF Canada reduces carbon footprint with Bullfrog Power

Friday March 16, 2018
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
L to R: Sean Drygas, vice president, Finance and Corporate Development, Bullfrog Power, and Marcelo Lu, president of BASF Canada.
L to R: Sean Drygas, vice president, Finance and Corporate Development, Bullfrog Power, and Marcelo Lu, president of BASF Canada. Photo: CNW Group/Bullfrog Power
Mar. 16, 2018 - BASF has chosen to power its Canadian corporate headquarters and production facilities across the country with green electricity from Bullfrog Power, a move that is predicted to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions footprint by approximately 1,520 tonnes on an annual basis.

The agreement means that 100 per cent renewable electricity is put onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity being used at BASF’s Canadian corporate headquarters and its bullfrog-powered production facilities, which include plants in Windsor, Cornwall and Etobicoke, Ont.; Blackie and Nisku, Alta; Saint Leonard, Que.; and Saskatoon, Sask. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

“Through the partnership with Bullfrog Power, BASF is reducing its environmental impact and supporting an innovative approach to growing Canada’s renewable energy industry,” said Marcelo Lu, BASF Canada president. “BASF wants to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. Partnering with Bullfrog Power means BASF is helping to support community renewable energy projects across Canada.”

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ont., BASF Canada has approximately 700 employees at 11 production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation.

“BASF’s partnership signifies that manufacturers in the supply chain increasingly see energy as a key input when making their products more sustainable,” said Ron Seftel, CEO, Bullfrog Power. “As a global leader and major chemistry company in Canada, BASF is taking a proactive approach to addressing climate change by proactively committing to renewable electricity at its Canadian sites.”

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