BASF has commenced construction of its syngas plant, the company’s third-largest worldwide, at its Verbund site in Zhanjiang, China. BASF says the facility, which is scheduled to start up in 2025, will reduce carbon emissions compared with conventional syngas plants.

The facility will produce syngas and hydrogen for captive use within BASF’s production Verbund. “The technical concept of this syngas plant is the first of its kind in China, underscoring our commitment to achieving climate neutrality by 2050,” says Bir Darbar Mehta, senior vice president of Petrochemicals Asia Pacific at BASF.

BASF says that compared with other technologies, this technology will help to reduce the site’s direct carbon dioxide emissions and lower the carbon footprint of oxo and ethylene oxide products.