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

With these certifications, Elevance’s bio-refinery 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 bio-refinery 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.

Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. is a bio-based chemical company that 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 coatings and engineered polymers.