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Cytec Receives Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards At Two Sites


Cytec Industries Inc. recently received Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards for 2007 from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) in connection with projects at two of its U.S. manufacturing sites. Cytec was one of only 16 companies that received the awards at the Industrial Energy Technology Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Cytec’s Kalamazoo, Michigan, site won the award as a result of the successful installation of a thermo-compressor project that recovers and reuses vented waste steam in the site’s Methylated Resin plant. In granting the award, the ACC noted that the annual energy savings resulting from this project are more than 5 million Btu and that the project also reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 304 tons.

Cytec’s Fortier, Louisiana, site won ACC energy awards for two projects implemented at the site’s Sulfuric Acid plant. The plant, which regenerates spent acid, needed to replace critical parts in the process, and the plant’s Acid Team saw an opportunity to save energy by upgrading replacement boiler tubes and a blower wheel at the time they were replacing these items and addressed these replacements through two projects. Combined annual energy savings are 90,000 million Btu, which has an associated annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of 6,000 tons.

“Cytec has demonstrated its commitment to energy efficiency and the local community by implementing innovative practices, procedures and processes,” said Karen Koster, Cytec’s Vice President of Safety, Health and the Environment. “Saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our operations is one of our key goals.”

The Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards program is one of ACC’s many ongoing initiatives to improve energy efficiency. These projects have the added benefit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Companies were recognized in five categories: Energy Efficiency Program, Significant Improvement in Manufacturing, Environmental Impact, Non-Manufacturing Improvement and Public Outreach.


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