Processing Magazine

BASF’s Freeport, Texas facility wins national energy efficiency award

November 29, 2004
BASF''s Freeport, Texas site has been recognized by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as a winner of the organization''s 2003 "Energy Efficiency Award," PRNewswire reports. BASF has now won the award 11 times and, with this award, was one of only five companies to receive the ACC''s prestigious "Exceptional Merit" designation. During a three-month period in 2003, BASF''s Freeport Site Energy Team implemented a number of practices and procedures that resulted in a savings of $2.8 million in energy costs and an annual net carbon dioxide emissions reduction of approximately 2,700 tons. BASF''s Freeport site employs almost 600 employees and 300 contractors and produces chemicals that are used in a wide range of product applications including adhesives, superabsorbers, paints and coatings, nylon and plastics.