Sasol Chemicals, MPP partner to develop sustainability hub in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd., and Mission Possible Partnership announced a collaboration April 25 to evaluate potential projects for Sasol’s sustainability hub at its Lake Charles, Louisiana, location.
MPP will advise Sasol on potential projects related to the use of hydrogen as an energy source; carbon capture, use and storage; and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production, with the goal of advancing one or more projects to final investment decision.
Sasol will provide subject-matter experts to collaborate with MPP to determine the best paths forward.
“We look forward to drawing on the experience and expertise of MPP’s work with public, private and governmental organizations to advance decarbonization projects,” said Tim Rogers, program director for Sasol Chemicals’ sustainability-hub program. “Positioning our Lake Charles site as a sustainability hub is a key transformation imperative to advance our future Sasol ambitions. With development-ready land, advantaged feedstock access, prime transport infrastructure and our reputation as a reliable partner, the site is uniquely positioned to lead the way to a more sustainable chemicals industry.”
Bryan Fisher, director of hubs at the Mission Possible Partnership, added, “Decarbonizing the chemicals sector is crucial to reaching U.S. climate targets. We look forward to helping Sasol realize its decarbonization ambitions at its Lake Charles facility and the community benefits offered by clean-energy development, such as job creation and cleaner production processes.”
MPP has secured funding from the Bezos Earth Fund to support up to 10 industrial decarbonization projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast region and identified Sasol’s Lake Charles facility as a location.
Sasol’s team will benefit from MPP’s decades of experience helping organizations navigate operations optimization, robust decision analysis and supporting of technoeconomic analysis for sustainable-energy investments.
MPP was co-founded by and comprises four core partners: Rocky Mountain Institute, the Energy Transition Commission, We Mean Business Coalition and the World Economic Forum.
The ambitious mission of MPP is to trigger a net-zero transformation of seven key industrial sectors, leveraging the convening power, talent and expertise of world-leading organizations on climate action.
More than 400 of the leading global industry companies are involved in MPP’s coalition.