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Elevance Renewables Sciences achieves ISCC EU Certification for Biorefinery process residue

Woodridge, Ill., USA (July 9, 2019) – Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., has certified two process residue streams, olefins and saturated heavy methyl esters, produced at its Gresik, Indonesia, biorefinery as process residue under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) EU system. The biorefinery, which is a joint venture between Elevance and Wilmar, produces novel, high-performing unsaturated midchain methyl esters from vegetable oils, which are used as chemical intermediates and solvents in a wide range of applications.

With these certifications, Elevance’s biorefinery process residue can now be utilized as ISCC Certified process residue to produce advanced biofuels in Europe. ISCC certification provides proof of compliance with the sustainability and traceability criteria set by the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED) for the biofuels markets.

“Our biorefinery process residue can now be utilized as sustainable and compliant biofuel feedstock within the European Union, aiding member states in meeting their renewable energy goals while improving the sustainability of our manufacturing process,” said Rusty Pittman, chief commercial officer for Elevance.

About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. is a leading bio-based chemical company which produces novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from plant oils using a proprietary Nobel Prize-winning olefin metathesis technology. These chemical building blocks are leveraged in a wide range of applications, including detergents, coatings, personal care, oil field, agricultural chemicals and engineered polymers.   www.elevance.com.

About ISCC

ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) is a globally leading sustainability certification system. It is applied by more than 3,300 companies in 100 countries. ISCC is an independent multi-stakeholder system used to verify compliance with strict sustainability, GHG and traceability requirements. The certification is carried out by independent third-party organizations. ISCC is a high-level standard, widely recognized by authorities and industry initiatives. It is governed by the ISCC Association comprising 117 members as of 10 April, 2019. A key objective of ISCC is to support the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. Find out more at: www.iscc-system.org

About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. is a leading bio-based chemical company which produces novel, high-performing specialty chemicals from plant oils using a proprietary Nobel Prize-winning olefin metathesis technology. These chemical building blocks are leveraged in a wide range of applications, including detergents, coatings, personal care, oil field, agricultural chemicals and engineered polymers.  www.elevance.com.