BASF expands PGM refining capacity to drive the circular economy

BASF is expanding its Seneca, South Carolina, platinum group metals (PGM) refining facility. The company will invest double-digit millions in capital improvements […]
BASF’s PMG refinery will receive a multi-million-dollar expansion.
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BASF is expanding its Seneca, South Carolina, platinum group metals (PGM) refining facility. The company will invest double-digit millions in capital improvements to increase refining capacity to recycle precious metals from spent catalysts such as automotive catalytic converters.

Recycled metal has as much as 90% lower CO2 emissions than metal from primary mines. By recovering the precious metals for reuse in fresh catalysts BASF closes the loop with circular economy solutions.

“This investment further strengthens our global leadership position in the spent automotive catalyst recycling market,” said Tim Ingle, VP precious metals refining, chemicals and battery recycling. “We are proud to enable the circular economy and to support our customers’, and our own, sustainability goals.”

BASF’s Seneca site produces precious metal catalysts and chemicals that are used by  BASF customers to produce a wide variety of products, including herbicides, plastics, pharmaceuticals, automotive emission catalysts, fragrances and fertilizers. 

Visit BASF’s Canadian website at www.BASF.com/ca/en.html.

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