Chemical Raw Materials - 17.06.2022
Worlée-Chemie receives "German Award for Sustainability Projects 2022" award
For the second time, the German Award for Sustainability Projects was presented by the German Institute for Service Quality, ntv and DUP Unternehmer-Magazin. This year, Worlée-Chemie is the proud winner of the award in the context of the gold-of-pleasure project.
The award focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals (17 goals for sustainable development of the United Nations) and was divided into 28 categories. The main focus is on sustainable commitment at all levels of the company. The Sustainable Development Goals address the areas of people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships. Six of the seventeen goals are of particular relevance to us. You can read more about them in our Sustainability Report.
Once the companies had been nominated, a standardized collection of data on the individual projects was carried out, followed by a comprehensive evaluation by the jury. In the end, together with our partners, DAW and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, we were delighted to take 1st place in the "Raw materials/sourcing" category. We were awarded with our project on the mixed crop cultivation of camelina oil.
The Camelina oil project
The transformation to a more sustainable world will also challenge the coatings and raw materials industry in the coming years. We would like to make our contribution here and are therefore developing more sustainable binders and additives for a wide range of formulations. The use of camelina oil instead of linseed oil in alkyd resins can play a significant role here. Camelina oil is an alternative raw material that produces almost identical results in application.
Together with regional farmers, we have already been growing camelina in mixed crop cultivation together with peas since 2017. Through regional cultivation, we have short transport routes and less energy consumed for transport. The advantage: less alternative oils have to be imported for the production of binders.
Our goal is to increasingly replace linseed oil with camelina oil and to increase the yield to 200 - 250 tons per year. Equally important to us is the expansion of hectares for mixed crop cultivation via regional farmers in northern Germany.
Learn more about our camelina oil project and suitable products here.
Read more about the "German Award for Sustainability Projects 2022" (German) here.
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