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Birla Cellulose’s Vilayat site complies with EU BAT

Jun 14, 2021
Birla Cellulose’s Vilayat site complies with EU BAT


Birla Cellulose’s Grasim Vilayat site has commissioned the Carbon-disulphide Adsorption Plant (CAP) and achieved the sulphur-to- air emission norms in the EU BAT references for the viscose manufacturing process. This initiative is in line with Birla Cellulose’s aim to apply the best available technologies (EU BAT) at all of its fibre locations and investments of $170 million are in progress in order to achieve this by the end of 2022.

H K Agrawal, Chief Operating Officer, Birla Cellulose, said that, adapting the best available technologies is an important milestone towards achieving global leadership in sustainable practices in the MMCF (Man Made Cellulosic Fibers) industry. He added that it was the reason that the products come with sustainability credentials that are global benchmarks.

Grasim Vilayat has installed state-of-the-art closed-loop technologies to recover and recycle CS2, which is the key raw material for viscose manufacturing process. With these technologies, the site is able to significantly reduce its emissions and achieve 90-95% recovery in terms of sulphur and recycle it back to the process. The site also meets all other EU BAT parameters. This was confirmed by an audit conducted by Sustainable Textile Solutions, UK (STS) recently. The site also meets the ZDHC MMCF responsible viscose production standards.

Vilayat is one of Birla Cellulose’s flagship sites and post the ongoing expansion, it will be the world’s largest MMCF manufacturing site. The project is also designed to achieve low energy consumption.

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