ERJ staff report (TP)
Boston, US – Cabot Corp. announced that it has been awarded the top listing in the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation's (CPCIF) 2013 "Energy Efficiency Frontrunner" benchmark company listing for the carbon black manufacturing industry.
Cabot is the first multi-national company to take part in the ranking and be named as the number one carbon black company in energy efficiency in China.
The benchmark ranking assesses comprehensive energy consumption per unit of carbon black produced based on the China national standard. Although 2013 was the first time for Cabot to participate in the benchmark ranking, Cabot Chemical (Tianjin) Co., Ltd received the top benchmark enterprise within the Chinese carbon black industry.
In the "12th Five-Year Plan for Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction", China's State Council issued a plan assigning targets for companies to "enhance management of energy consumption and energy conservation, and conduct energy efficiency benchmarking".
Cabot has “invested heavily in its Tianjin operations to conserve energy and resources, and to protect the environment”. The investment in energy centres at the Cabot Tianjin facility produces steam by combusting its process tail gas and that steam is used to generate electricity for use at the plant. As an example, the Cabot Tianjin site's energy centre saves approximately 300 million kWh of energy output from a thermal power plant, which is the equivalent of 92,000 tons (83,460 tonnes) of coal per year.