Grasim Vilayat Site Achieves the EU BAT Compliances
Grasim Cellulosic Division, Vilayat, India has successfully commissioned the
Carbon-disulphide Adsorption Plant (CAP) and has achieved the stringent level
of sulphur-to-air emission norms stipulated in the EU BAT references (EU Best
Available Technologies BREFs) for the viscose manufacturing process.
This initiative is in
line with Birla Cellulose's aim to apply the best available technologies (EU
BAT) at all of its fibre locations and investments of $170 million are in
progress in order to achieve this by the end of 2022.
“Adapting the best available technologies is an important milestone towards achieving global leadership in sustainable practices in the MMCF industry”, informed Mr H K Agrawal, Chief Operating Officer of Birla Cellulose, “we are investing in innovation to continually improve our performance. This is the reason that our products come with sustainability credentials that are global benchmarks.” Birla Cellulose has already achieved Carbon Neutrality in Scope 1 & 2 emissions by sequestration of carbon in its managed forests. Birla Cellulose is also ranked #1 in Canopy’s Hot Button Report for its sustainable forestry practices and innovations in NextGen solutions. Birla Cellulose has also established the global benchmark for lowest water intensity in the viscose manufacturing.
Grasim Vilayat has
installed state-of-the-art closed-loop technologies to recover and recycle CS2,
which is the key raw material for viscose manufacturing process. With these
technologies, the site is able to significantly reduce its emissions and
achieve 90-95% recovery in terms of sulphur and recycle it back to the process.
In addition to this, the site also meets all other EU BAT parameters. This was
confirmed by an audit conducted by Sustainable Textile Solutions, UK (STS)
recently. The site also meets the ZDHC MMCF responsible viscose production
Vilayat is one of
Birla Cellulose's flagship sites and post the ongoing expansion, it will be the
world's largest MMCF manufacturing site. The on-going expansion project at
Vilayat site is also designed to comply with EU BAT requirements and designed
to achieve low energy consumption.
The Vilayat will supply eco-enhanced fibres, Livaeco by Birla Cellulose™ (Viscose & Modal variants) to sustainability conscious Brands globally. Livaeco by Birla CelluloseTM range of products comes with outstanding sustainability credentials such as EU BAT norms, low water and energy consumption and complete supply chain traceability from forest-to-fashion using GreenTrack™ platform.
Grasilene Division of Grasim Industries Limited has won the "Platinum
Award-Grow Care India OHS Award 2021" in the Textile Sector.
On behalf of the
company, Shri Ajay Kumar Gupta, Sr. President & Unit Head, Grasim Harihar
Unit, accepted the award.