Emery Oleochemicals Cincinnati receives for the first time, the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council Eagle Award

26 Apr 2012 - On April 16, 2012 Emery Oleochemicals Cincinnati received the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) Eagle Award for environmental excellence in a ceremony held in Columbus, Ohio. The highest accolade by the council, it is awarded to the one company whose performance is judged to be exemplary amongst the member companies.

This first award of its kind accorded to Emery Oleochemicals Cincinnati is in recognition of the company's major step forward it made in reducing its environmental impacts by shutting down its coal fired boiler and converting to natural gas boilers. By burning natural gas instead of coal for steam generation, the facility will significantly reduce air emissions; specifically, all of the toxic release emissions commonly referred to as acid gasses. In total, the change from coal to natural gas will reduce the plant's Toxic Release Inventory air emissions and criteria pollutant emissions by over 90%.

The Eagle Award is the second award from OCTC to Emery Oleochemicals Cincinnati. The company has previously won the Excellence Award for environmental performance in 2011 which recognizes the significant reduction in air and waste water emissions by the facility over a period of 3 years.

Since 1988, the OCTC has represented the chemistry industry in the public policy arena in Ohio; to advance understanding of the contributions of chemistry to our modern lifestyle; and to promote the highest standards of environmental, health, safety, and security performance. Member companies include: Ashland INC, BASF, Dow Chemical, DuPont, and Procter & Gamble.

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