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The biomass balance approach

Reduce CO2 emissions and save fossil raw materials in the production of styrenic foams

With the REDcert-certified biomass balance (BMB) approach, fossil resources needed to produce the styrenic foams can be replaced 100% by renewable raw materials. This production method saves valuable resources while reducing the CO2 impact. The biomass-balanced products Styropor® BMB, Neopor® BMB and Styrodur® BMB protect the environment and climate without sacrificing the usual quality: This is because they are unchanged from their fossil counterparts in terms of formulation and properties. 

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BASF's biomass balance approach

Circular Economy at BASF

All product properties important to you are retained

► Lower Carbon footprint

► Lower CO2 impact

► Reduced greenhouse gas emissions

► Derived from renewable feedstocks

► Saving fossil resources

Sustainable Construction with BMB

Neopor® BMB

The use of renewable raw materials reduces the carbon footprint of Neopor® BMB by 90% compared to traditionally produced Neopor®.

The central CO2 saving of Neopor® results during its many years of use as insulation boards on the facade, reducing the energy required to heat or cool buildings and thus simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Neoopor® BMB Flyer

More information about Neopor® can be found here

Styrodur® BMB 

During the production of Styrodur® BMB, BASF avoids 67% CO2 emissions compared to conventional production.

The technical properties of the biomass-balanced sheets remain the same as those of conventional Styrodur®


More information about Styrodur® can be found here


Sustainable Packaging with Styropor® BMB

During the production of Styropor® BMB the emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced by approximately 80%. 

Styropor® BMB Flyer

More information about Styropor can be found here

BASF's biomass balance products

The approach is applied to many BASF products, such as superabsorbents, dispersions, plastics and intermediates. The resulting biomass balanced products offer BASF customers a differentiation opportunity such as a quantifiably improved CO2 footprint and savings of fossil resources. Customers can rely on the identical product quality and performance to which they are accustomed to and benefit from a sustainable drop-in solution, making a conscious contribution to environmental protection.