Ineos Oxide introduces new Bio-Attributed Ethylene Oxide, incorporating certified biobased sources that do not compete with food production; material offers 100% GHG savings compared to conventional ethylene oxide, company says

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July 28, 2022 (press release) –


  • The Bio-attributed Ethylene Oxide delivers 100% substitution of fossil feedstock on a mass balance basis, as certified by RSB and ISCC+.
  • The material delivers a Greenhouse Gas saving of over 100% compared to conventionally produced EO
  • Tobias Hannemann, CEO: “Our new EO delivers identical performance to traditional feedstocks - the fundamental performance of the product is not changed, but it comes with huge savings in fossil fuel usage and Greenhouse Gas emissions.”

INEOS OXIDE has launched new Bio-Attributed Ethylene Oxide (EO), based on certified bio-based sources which do not compete with food production.

First sales of this Bio-Attributed EO have already been made.

This new product reaffirms INEOS’ commitment to developing more sustainable ways to produce the materials we use and rely on every day. INEOS Oxide is developing a suite of solutions to deliver carbon neutrality by 2050, of which this new product is one.

Both RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) and ISCC+ (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Plus) have certified that the new product is 100% renewable on a mass balance basis and delivers a Greenhouse Gas saving of over 100% compared to conventionally produced EO.

This allows INEOS customers to significantly reduce their carbon footprint and offer innovative solutions to serve their ever more demanding markets for sustainable solutions.

EO is an important building block for a wide variety of derivative products, which are used in the production of detergents, thickeners, solvents, and plastics. EO is consumed internally by INEOS Oxide in the production of intermediates such as glycols, ethanolamines, glycol ethers and ethoxylates.

Mass balance is an essential tool used to reduce the reliance on fossil fuel materials as feedstock across a wide range of industries. In practice, it allows the mixing of renewable and recycled materials with traditional feedstock to create a lower-carbon product. It is recognized as a necessary step in arriving at a fully circular economy.

INEOS’sBio-Attributed EO is the culmination of three years of work to develop a low carbon ethylene oxide product.

Tobias Hannemann, CEO of INEOS Oxide, says: “In developing our Bio-Attributed Ethylene Oxide, INEOS is once again leading the way in developing sustainable solutions for products essential to our everyday lives.”




INEOS is a global manufacturing company making the raw materials and energy used for everyday life. Its products make an indispensable contribution to society by providing the most sustainable options for a wide range of societal needs. For example, preservation of food and clean water; construction of wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable technologies; for construction of lighter and more fuel-efficient vehicles and aircraft; for medical devices and applications; for clothing and apparel; and for insulation and other industrial and home applications.

INEOS businesses have put in place the plans and actions needed to ensure that they lead the transition to a net zero economy by no later than 2050, whilst remaining profitable, and staying ahead of evolving regulations and legislation. As part of its greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy, there is a widespread goal to move to a more circular economy, in which materials are re-used to their maximum extent.

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