Bemberg™ is a regenerated cellulose fiber made from cotton linter. Since our foundation, we strictly have controlled the chemical substances used in the manufacturing process and have introduced a closed-loop production system that recovers and reuses copper and ammonia. We have been making improvements further even now.
Initiatives for carbon neutrality
GHG emissions-Goals of Asahi Kasei Group
emissions reduction of 30% or more (from fiscal 2013)
To achieve the goals, we conduct following efforts.
Emission reduction in the manufacturing process
Manufacturing process innovation
Since the foundation, we have been in the business of transmitting electric power from our own hydroelectric plants, and currently own nine power stations in total. By improving the efficiency of these generators, we will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 11,000 tons annually and aim to further reduce the environmental impact.
Asahi Kasei to renovate a
hydroelectric power plant in the
Photo: Gokasegawa Power Station
We installed a biomass power generation in 2022 to increase renewable energy ratio. We replaced a coal power plant with a natural gas (LNG) power plant, which has been in operation since March 2022. This will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 160,000 tons annually and lower the environmental impact.
Energy composition in Asahi Kasei Nobeoka
Bemberg™ is a regenerated cellulose fiber that uses 100% cotton linter-a pre-consumer material obtained from the manufacturing process of cottonseed oil. It is an environment-friendly material that is biodegradable and compostable for circularity, and undergoes environment-friendly production that includes a proprietary closed-loop system enabling recovery and reuse of major chemicals, while achieving zero emissions of waste.