ACC Announces Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award Winners

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) honored 12 of its member companies for implementing energy-efficiency improvements in 2009 at its Responsible Care Conference and Expo. Together, these improvements saved enough BTUs to power all the homes in a city the size of Dayton, Ohio, for one year. ACC presented a total of 51 awards to these companies, 16 of which were deemed programs of "Exceptional Merit."

"As an industry, chemistry is committed to supporting projects like these that apply innovation to help society save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions," says American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley. "We are a 'green jobs' industry, not just because we use innovative technology to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our own operations, but also because our products allow all Americans to save energy in their everyday lives. From insulation and solar panels to wind turbines and lightweight vehicle parts, chemistry is a key ingredient for some of the world's most widely used energy-efficient and renewable-energy applications. By working hard to develop new, innovative approaches to energy use, this year's winners are part of the climate solution."

Individual ACC member companies nominate specific projects for recognition under the award program. The judging committee that determined the winners is comprised of selected members of ACC's Energy Team, including representatives from ACC, the National Association of Chemical Distributors and others. The judging committee was joined by James Eggebrecht, professor of engineering and director of the Energy Systems Laboratory and Texas A&M University, and additional experts in the field of energy efficiency.

The companies receiving awards for 2010 are:
•   Albemarle Corp.
•   BASF Corp.
•   Bayer Corp.
•   The Dow Chemical Co.
•   Dow Corning Corp.
•   DuPont
•   Eastman Chemical Co.
•   ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
•   Marathon Petroleum Co., LLC
•   Occidental Chemical Corp.
•   OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
•   W.R. Grace & Co.

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