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Cefic Awards Emerald Kalama Chemical with Energy Efficiency Award

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The Cefic European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) awarded Emerald Kalama Chemical BV, a group of Emerald Performance Materials, the 2014 European Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award, citing the group’s use of waste-to-steam energy as an "outstanding example" of a reduced carbon footprint in the European chemical industry.

Emerald Kalama Chemical partnered with Rotterdam-based grid manager Stedin and waste processor and energy supplier AVR to support the Rotterdam Climate Initiative, signing onto a 2 km, high-pressure grid delivering steam energy created from non-recyclable household waste rather than fossil fuels. The steam grid has led to an annual reduction of 25,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions and 15 million cubic meters of natural gas usage, with additional reductions expected as the grid network increases.

Representatives from Latexfalt BV and Solvay SA also took home 2014 Responsible Care Awards for Product Stewardship and Environment, respectively.

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