CIAC welcomes new members Innospec Canada Limited and Varennes Carbon Recycling and Responsible Care® partner, Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Operations 

At its Board of Directors meeting June 20, The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) was pleased to welcome Innospec Canada Limited and Varennes Carbon Recycling as members and Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Operations as a Responsible Care® partner. 

“We are so pleased to be welcoming these valuable members to CIAC,” said Bob Masterson, President and CEO of CIAC. “Each company is contributing to the environmental sustainability of Canada while strengthening our economy. Their dedication to the ethic and principles of Responsible Care make them important additions to our membership. We look forward to hearing from each of these new members and learning from their significant experience and knowledge of the chemistry and plastics sector.” 

Innospec is a global specialty chemical company with its Canadian headquarters in Calgary. Innospec specializes in the design, development, and production of innovative chemistry technologies. Their divisions include Fuel Specialties, Performance Chemicals, and Oilfield, catering to a diverse range of industries and applications. Innospec is committed to sustainability, focusing on developing solutions that enhance energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact.” 

 “We are thrilled to join the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada and align with its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and Responsible Care. At Innospec, we are dedicated to developing advanced chemistry solutions that not only meet the needs of our diverse industries but also contribute to a more sustainable future. Our membership with CIAC underscores our commitment to excellence and environmental stewardship,” said Laura Dewar, Managing Director, Innospec Canada. 

The Varennes Carbon Recycling (VCR) plant will produce biofuels and circular chemicals made from non-recyclable residual materials as well as wood waste. A tangible support for the circular economy. Representing an investment of more than $1 billion, this project, based on Enerkem’s technology, is led by a group of partners with the support of the Québec and Canadian governments. The plant, currently being built, will convert the carbon contained in non-recyclable waste into value-added biofuels and commonly used chemicals. The plant incorporates one of the world’s largest electrolyzers, which will enable the use of renewable hydrogen and oxygen in its proprietary thermochemical process. 

Vale Base Metals, the business line for Vale’s energy transition metal business, is one of the world’s largest producers of high-quality nickel and an important producer of copper and responsibly sourced cobalt. It’s operations in Newfoundland and Labrador are an integrated, mining, milling and processing operation. Nickel concentrate from the Voisey’s Bay mine in northern Labrador, is shipped to the Long Harbour Processing Plant where it is produced into low-carbon and high-purity nickel rounds, cobalt rounds and copper cathodes.

All CIAC members are compelled to innovate for safer and greener products and processes, and work to continuously improve their environmental, health and safety performance through CIAC’s UN-recognized chemistry sustainability initiative, Responsible Care. Founded in Canada in 1985, it is now practiced in 73 countries and by 96 of the 100 largest chemical producers in the world.