Cabot Completes Major Air Emissions Project - Smart Energy Decisions

GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  April 5, 2021

Cabot Completes Major Air Emissions Project

Cabot Corporation has announced the completion of a significant air emissions control project at its carbon black manufacturing facility located in Franklin, Louisiana, USA. Cabot invested $85 million in technology that will improve air quality through the substantial elimination of NOX and SO2 emissions - over 20 tons of combined emissions eliminated each day. Also, the waste heat from Cabot's plant is recovered and used to generate up to 50 MW of power without creating any additional emissions.

"I am immensely proud of our project team, plant staff, and contractors for completing this significant project on time despite numerous technical challenges, several named hurricanes, an unprecedented deep freeze event as well as the global COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, the fact that the team accomplished all of this while working over 150,000 hours without any recordable safety incidents demonstrates our incredible commitment to safety and excellence," said Bart Kalkstein, President, Reinforcement Materials Segment, and President, Americas Region in a statement.

"Cabot has a long history of leadership in the carbon black industry. Consistent with this leadership is our commitment to sustainability, acting responsibly for the planet and being a good corporate citizen," continued Kalkstein. "The successful start-up of these emission control technologies will enable us to further solidify and extend our leadership position in the carbon black industry while also ensuring that we remain a reliable, long-term partner to our customers."

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