Orion Engineered Carbons is to install Haldor Topsoe’s sustainable emissions control technology, SNOX, in its Ivanhoe, Louisiana, plant in the USA.
The system will remove SOx, NOx and dust particles from tail gases, improving the eco-friendliness of the factory. It will also enable the company to reach the standard required by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as detailed in a settlement to implement emissions control equipment at Orion’s facilities in the USA.
“Orion is committed to environmentally friendly operation of its facilities. Our extensive research determined that the Haldor Topsoe SNOX system, suitably adapted by our technical teams over the last several years, was the most dependable and cost effective means of meeting or exceeding the requirements we now face,” said Jack Clem, CEO of Orion.
Orion also is planning to establish a co-generation facility at the Ivanhoe plant to utilize energy from the production process to supply electricity for this new control technology, the current manufacturing processes and for the surrounding communities.
Discussions with the local electricity utility are underway.