12 companies honored for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2009.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has honored 12 of its member companies for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2009. Together, these improvements saved enough BTUs to power all the homes in a city the size of Dayton, OH, for one year. ACC presented a total of 51 awards to these companies, 16 of which were deemed programs of “Exceptional Merit.”
The Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program is among ACC’s many ongoing initiatives to improve energy efficiency. In 2009, the total annual energy savings achieved by the winning projects was 11.1 trillion BTUs, with the added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“As an industry, chemistry is committed to supporting projects like these that apply innovation to help society save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley. “We are a ‘green jobs’ industry, not just because we use innovative technology to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations, but also because our products allow all Americans to save energy in their everyday lives. From insulation and solar panels to wind turbines and lightweight vehicle parts, chemistry is a key ingredient for some of the world’s most widely used energy-efficient and renewable-energy applications. By working hard to develop new, innovative approaches to energy use, this year’s winners are part of the climate solution.”
The companies receiving awards for 2010 are:
• Albemarle Corp.
• BASF Corp.
• Bayer Corp.
• The Dow Chemical Co.
• Dow Corning Corp.
• Eastman Chemical Co.
• ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
• Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC
• Occidental Chemical Corp.
• OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
• W.R. Grace & Co.
Since 1974, Responsible Care companies have reduced fuel and energy consumption per unit of output by more than half. As an industry, between 1990 and 2008, our absolute greenhouse gas emissions fell 16%, a reduction that would have exceeded the Kyoto Protocol target.
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