Nobian (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) and AnQore (Geleen, The Netherlands) have entered into a long-term agreement for the supply of ISCC PLUS certified caustic soda. Both companies are committed to drive sustainability throughout the value chain.

Certified low carbon caustic soda

Nobian’s low carbon caustic soda will be used in the production of AnQore’s sodium cyanide, the world’s first sustainable sodium cyanide made from bio-circular raw materials. Nobian’s ISCC PLUS certified caustic soda is produced at its Botlek site in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, using 100% renewable energy from wind and solar. The first volumes of low carbon caustic soda will be supplied to AnQore from June 2024.

Developing sustainable value chains

Nobian and AnQore are committed to supporting the development of sustainable value chains and meeting the growing demand for low carbon products. The agreement underlines the efforts of both companies to implement their sustainability agendas and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supplying low carbon essential chemicals at the beginning of the value chain.

Commitment to low carbon products

Markus Mingenbach, Senior Vice President at Nobian: As a leading producer of essential chemicals, we are very pleased to extend our partnership with AnQore and support them in the production of low carbon Ecocyanides. This agreement demonstratesour commitment to supplying low carbon products andour ambition to 'Grow Greener Together'. It also showsour drive to help our customers reduce their carbon footprint with our low carbon products.”

Danny van Ballegoij, Director Marketing and Sales at AnQore adds: “At AnQore we are committed to making our industry more sustainable. Our target is to reduce our Scope 3 emissions to zero by 2040. Working with Nobian to expand our range of mass balance  sustainable products beyond Econitrile is a great opportunity for our customers. Our partnership with Nobian allows us to reduce the carbon footprint of various products such as vitamins, food ingredients, chelates and specialty chemicals. In this way, we are enabling certified Scope 3 reductions in a wide range of products.”

About Nobian

Nobian is a European market leader in the production of salt, essential chemicals, and energy for industry, varying from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. We excel in the safe and reliable provision of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali, chloromethane, and hydrogen, thanks to our integrated value chain with modern production locations in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark. We have a strong history in salt production which goes back more than 100 years to 1918, and we have deep experience in underground energy storage. Our 1,600 employees are dedicated to becoming safer, more efficient, and more sustainable. This is how we ensure that today’s essential products keep improving our lives in the future through chemistry on which you can rely. 

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 About AnQore

For over 50 years AnQore has been an innovative supplier of essential building blocks for clean water, clean energy and lightweight transportation and for health and personal care. Our experienced team of professionals focusses on the sustainable, safe, and secure supply of products like acrylonitrile, Econitrile, acetonitrile and sodium cyanide.

AnQore is dedicated to reduce its impact on the environment and to become carbon neutral before 2050. Therefore AnQore provides long term opportunities for its people and remains a long-term and reliable partner for all those that work with us.

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