We monitor our air emissions to ensure compliance with local regulations where we operate. We have policies and procedures in place to enable us to notify the local authorities and, when required, to act as soon as possible.
We continue to work on technology improvements such as state-of-the-art filter materials, which ensure maximum containment and recovery of carbon black dust. In addition, we proactively evaluate innovative technologies throughout our process that can reduce air emissions and assess how they can be implemented across our operations.
Award-winning best practices in Spain
ABG STRIDE (Successful Transformation & Reorganization of Inspiring Development in Energy Efficiency) is a platform where companies in the Aditya Birla Group can share their successful energy conservation projects with other group companies biennially. Projects undergo a process of submittals, presentations, external evaluations and site verification. In the first ABG STRIDE competition, our facility in Santander, Spain, won first place for their boiler efficiency improvement project.
Boiler NOx emissions were being controlled with a selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) system. However, by using the SNCR system, the facility was limiting their boiler efficiency. The team at Santander modified the boiler combustor to achieve NOx limits without the use of the SNCR and to improve efficiency. The project resulted in an efficiency improvement over 5%, reduced emissions of nitrogen oxides by 65% and a considerable financial benefit.