BILLINGHAM, UK – The Pigments division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has won the 2011 EDF Low Carbon Award, one of 12 prestigious awards made annually by the Chemical Industry Association (CIA), for its pioneering work to measure and reduce energy consumption and the carbon footprint at its titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing facility at Greatham in the North East of England.
Speaking at the ceremony, Steve Elliott, CEO at the CIA commented, “The EDF Low Carbon Award is a very popular award this year demonstrating how seriously the industry is taking climate change and energy use. I was delighted to present Huntsman with this award; we welcomed the life cycle approach to carbon management as well as the results achieved in reducing the footprint of this energy intensive process.”
The award was presented to Phil Wrigley, Huntsman’s Pigments division EHS director, at the annual CIA Awards dinner at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 23 June. Phil said, “We are delighted to win the EDF Low Carbon Award. Reducing our carbon footprint is a core part of our sustainability program, which is an important part of our business and the contribution that our Greatham site has made is impressive. My thanks go to all of the team for their ongoing hard work and focus in this area. We are very pleased to be recognized by the CIA in this way.”
Over the last decade the Greatham site has reduced its carbon intensity by 16% and its energy consumption by almost 30%. This has been achieved through a number of projects across the entire business including an investment of £3m ($4.82m USD) to fund a project to recycle steam from a waste heat boiler that resulted in an annual reduction of 16000t CO2 and a specific energy reduction of 2 GJ/t.
Steve Tate, Greatham site director said, “Our focus on carbon reduction enables us to identify opportunities not only wit
hin our processes, but also upstream with suppliers and customers. We recognize a structured approach to management and measurement offers us the opportunity to better understand our suppliers and customers and together, further drive down emissions. We have also built up a network of partners who have helped us to achieve these results.”
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Our operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging. Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman has approximately 12,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide. The Company had 2010 revenues of over $9 billion. For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company's website at www.huntsman.com.
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L to R: Stuart Johnson, Robert Bird, John Forrest, Graeme Robertson, Mike Mahon , David Holmes , George Best & Mike Short in front of the waste heat boiler at Greatham, which recycles steam, saving energy, so helping to reduce the site's CO2 footprint.
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