Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial - March 24, 2023
OQ Chemicals Reduces Emissions at Texas Plant by 10%
OQ Chemicals, a global chemical company, reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by 10% at its Bay City, Texas, production site in 2022 compared to the previous year's averages. The company carried out a boiler and flare improvement project to optimize the flow of vent gases from chemical production units and improve the combustion process.
“Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is crucial to addressing the urgent issue of climate change,” said Kevin Hunt, OQ Chemicals Director of Maintenance and Technical at Bay City, Texas, in a statement. “This success was made possible through the excellent collaboration of our dedicated teams from the Engineering and Operations departments. The project aimed to improve boiler controls, enabling increased consumption of vent gases for energy recovery and reduced flaring, and included equipment improvements in the utilities area.”
OQ Chemicals’ company-wide sustainability program aims to significantly reduce GHG emissions over time with the goal of becoming climate neutral by mid-century. The boiler and flare improvement project falls under Scope 1 emissions, which encompasses direct emissions from production activities. With its sustainability program, OQ Chemicals tackles all scopes of emissions, including indirect Scope 2 and all relevant Scope 3 emissions.