Sasol pushes for renewable power in Lake Charles

Sasol's Lake Charles Chemical Complex (Courtesy Sasol)

Sasol, the South African chemical giant that has a complex in Lake Charles, plans by 2030 to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions across its worldwide operations by 30%, reports the Baton Rouge Advocate.

Sasol plans to increase its use of renewable energy, make its operations more energy efficient and explore carbon capture technology to “decarbonize” its footprint. The company is already working toward purchasing direct and virtual renewable power for its Lake Charles manufacturing site, with commercial implementation anticipated by 2026. The company is looking as serving as a sustainability hub for partners.

Sasol is pitching its alcohols and surfactants to increase the effectiveness of laundry detergent even when washed with cooler water. The Lake Charles chemical complex has nine different units which produce ingredients used in soaps, cosmetics and polyester fiber for clothes and carpet. Sasol employs 2,000 employees and contractors across its Lake Charles plants. Read the entire story.