Green award for Emerald

16 December 2014

The Cefic European Chemical Industry Council has awarded Emerald Kalama Chemical BV the 2014 European Responsible Care ‘Energy Efficiency’ Award, citing the group’s use of waste-to-steam energy as an outstanding example of a reduced carbon footprint in the European chemical industry.

Emerald Kalama completed construction of the first part of a green deal energy co-operative in June 2013. The group partnered with Rotterdam-based grid manager Stedin and waste processor and energy supplier AVR to support the Rotterdam Climate Initiative, signing on to a 2km, high-pressure grid delivering steam energy created from non-recyclable household waste rather than fossil fuels. The steam grid has led to a reduction of 25,000t/yr of carbon dioxide emissions and 15Mm3 of natural gas usage.

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