Orion Engineered Carbons Upgrade to Texas Facility

  • 2020-10-17 12:00:00
  • Reporter

The global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., has announced the completion of an upgradation project at its facility in Borger, Texas, which enables the plant to run without drawing power from the electrical grid. In addition, the plant is able to provide energy back to the regional grid for use in the local area. 

“Investing in cogeneration facilities that use tail gas as fuel to produce electric power drives our energy consumption down and is an impactful strategy on our path toward achieving the energy recovery pillar of our sustainability targets,” said Mr. Corning Painter, CEO of Orion Engineered Carbons, adding that along with using the electricity produced to run the plant and exporting the remainder to the grid, the company is able to advance its sustainability goals and improve the overall reliability of the plant. 

The cogeneration unit at the plant supplies 100% of the plant’s power needs and delivers enough electricity into the regional grid to power over 4,000 homes, which supplements weather-dependent, renewable sources in the area. 

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