As part of Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Edition and ESD are looking for innovative solutions to develop biocoke to specification for use in an industrial process to replace petroleum coke. This concerns the production of silicon carbide, in which petroleum coke is used as a raw material. Through the use of sustainable biomass, ESD-SIC strives to make a major step towards making silicon carbide more sustainable, reducing fossil CO2 emissions, reducing odor, reducing SO2 emissions and, in addition, expanding purchase options in a changing market. Therefore ESD is looking to partner with companies that develop bio-based raw materials that could be used as input for the biocoke process.
ESD-SIC is an independent subsidiary of the German company REF-Processing GmbH. In its Delfzijl facility, ESD-SIC produces high-grade silicon carbide (SiC) under strict environmental requirements. This makes ESD-SIC the world’s most environmentally friendly producer of SiC. ESD-SIC has had its headquarters in Delfzijl since 1973 and employs about 100 people.