- 2020 Goal to increase the energy efficiency of our production processes by 25% compared with 2002 achieved ahead of schedule
- New quantitative goal to increase energy efficiency in our production processes: 35% compared with baseline 2002
2020 GoalIncrease energy efficiency
In 2011, we increased the energy efficiency of our production processes by 26.2% in comparison with the baseline 2002 (2010: 23.7%). Thus, ahead of schedule, we have already achieved our goal of improving the energy efficiency of our production processes by 25% compared with 2002. This was accomplished through the use of cogeneration technology and individual projects. At the Ludwigshafen site, for example, we expanded our network for condensate return in 2011. The increased use of condensate saves water and heat.
In order to further increase energy efficiency in BASF operations (excluding Oil & Gas), we have set a new goal for 2020: We want to improve the energy efficiency of our production processes by 35% compared with 2002. We plan to accomplish this by continuing to optimize our facilities and by investing in new plants. To support this goal, we have integrated energy management issues into our global Responsible Care auditing system.