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Emery Oleochemicals’ Cincinnati Plant Receives 2019 Award for Excellence in Environmental Performance from Ohio Chemistry Technology Council

Recognition for Achievement of Significant Sustainability Goal

CINCINNATI, OH, USA (June 13, 2019) - The Cincinnati Plant of Emery Oleochemicals, a global specialty chemicals manufacturer, was recently honored with an Award for Excellence in Environmental Performance from the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC). The award was presented at the OCTC 31st Annual Conference held on May 6th in recognition of Emery’s achievement of a significant sustainability goal that was set in 2018.

As part of Emery’s ongoing efforts to achieve production efficiency through cost saving initiatives that also have a positive impact on the environment, reducing the atmospheric venting of low pressure waste steam was targeted as a sustainability goal in 2018 for Emery’s Cincinnati Plant. To accomplish this, a project was commissioned in April 2018 for two steam condensing heat exchangers that support the company’s core production operations to be repurposed. Due to these improvements, condensing of process flash steam from a manufacturing process that previously required two condensers now can be accomplished with one unit. The second condenser is now used to condense waste steam that was previously vented to the atmosphere. Benefits of this project include significantly reduced natural gas demand, reduced steam venting and increased condensate recovery which is then recycled for process reuse.

“By implementing regular improvements and innovation in our manufacturing processes, it also enables us to achieve impactful environmental benefits. This is in direct alignment with Emery’s focus to advance sustainability by reducing our environmental footprint and to be an example in responsible operation,” said Mike Groh, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager.

Pictured above: Laurie Stevenson, Director Ohio EPA (left) and Mike Groh, HS&E Manager, Emery Oleochemicals (right)

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About Emery Oleochemicals

Established in 1840, Emery Oleochemicals is a leading global producer of high-performance, natural-based specialty chemicals. The company is the largest global producer of azelaic acid and the largest oleochemicals manufacturer in The Americas. We offer an extensive product portfolio, including renewable solutions for the Agro Green, Bio-Lubricants, Eco-Friendly Polyols, Green Polymer Additives, Home & Personal Wellness and OleoBasics markets. Emery Oleochemicals is headquartered in Malaysia and has manufacturing plants and Technical Development Centers spanning three regions – North America, Europe and Asia. The company’s global operations are supported by a diverse workforce and an extensive distribution network covering over 50 countries worldwide.

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