Nutrien Lima Receives Ohio Chemistry Technology Council Environmental Award

May 15, 2023
Company anticipates nitrogen oxide reductions of 285,000 tons per year CO2 equivalent.

The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC) recognized Nutrien Lima Nitrogen in Lima, Ohio, with its top Award for Excellence honor for the company’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its nitric acid plant.

Nutrien Lima had a goal to voluntarily reduce GHG emissions in the plant by replacing the NOx abator with a new abator that also addresses nitrous oxide (N2O). N2O is a GHG that has 298 times greater potential than carbon dioxide, OCTC notes. Nutrien’s project is projected to achieve an N2O reduction of 285,000 tons per year CO2 equivalent. This is roughly equal to the annual GHG emissions from 56,000 gasoline powered cars, according to the Technology Council.

Another 17 manufacturing sites from Ohio received honors during the May 8 ceremony. They include: Ashland - Columbus, BASF Corporation - Whitehouse. Cenovus Lima Refinery - Lima. DuPont Dayton Site - Dayton. DuPont Inc. - West Alexandria. Emery Oleochemicals LLC - Cincinnati, Epsilyte LLC - Piqua. GFS Chemicals - Columbus. INEOS Nitriles USA LLC - Lima, The Lubrizol Corporation - Painesville, Kraton Corporation - Belpre, McGean - Cleveland, PPG - Barberton, PPG - Cleveland. PPG - Delaware, PPG - Euclid. Solvay – Cincinnati.

The Awards for Excellence Presentation served as the opening event for the OCTC 34th Annual Conference with Anne M. Vogel, director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, delivering the keynote address. A press release with links to each company's accomplishments can be found by clicking here