Phillips 66 Receives ISCC PLUS Certification for its Sweeny Refinery

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Phillips 66 has achieved International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS certification for its ability to turn oil from waste plastics into feedstocks at its Sweeny refinery. The ISCC PLUS certification is an international sustainability standard for producing and using biomass and other renewable resources.

“Phillips 66 is committed to keeping plastics out of the environment and driving toward a more circular economy where plastic packaging is reused, recycled, or recovered,” said Zhanna Golodryga, Executive Vice President of Emerging Energy and Sustainability at Phillips 66. "The ISCC PLUS certification shows that the company is committed to creating sustainable waste streams and helping the growth of advanced plastic recycling."

The ISCC PLUS certification is an internationally recognised sustainability standard for the production and use of biomass and other renewable resources, such as circular feedstocks made from plastic waste.

This certification shows that Phillips 66's Sweeny refinery is using sustainable methods to turn plastic waste into feedstocks for making biofuels, which can help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and lower the carbon footprint.

Phillips 66's achievement of ISCC PLUS certification at its Sweeny refinery is part of the company's broader efforts to capitalise on its core competencies and integrated assets to play a key role in building a lower-carbon future. The company is committed to developing and implementing sustainable solutions, and this certification is a testament to its commitment to sustainability.

The ISCC PLUS certification verifies that Phillips 66's Sweeny refinery meets the standards to process pyrolysis oil made from hard-to-recycle waste plastics into circular ethane, circular propane, circular propylene, and other sustainable feedstocks and petrochemical building blocks.

These products can be used to support polymer producers, including Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, which is a 50-50 joint venture of Phillips 66. This certification is an important step in advancing a circular economy for plastics by ensuring that the feedstocks and petrochemical building blocks produced from the pyrolysis oil are sustainable and meet strict traceability and legal compliance requirements.

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