Chemical Company Introduces Measurement and Monitoring Tool for Energy Consumption and Emissions
Sasol Chemicals will implement AI-powered technologies at its Ethylene Unit in the Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Louisiana to measure and monitor energy usage and emissions to discover opportunities to minimise CO2 emissions and increase energy efficiency.
Sasol Chemicals will implement the "emissions.AI" solution of UK-based data analytics specialists OPEX, an ERM Group firm, at its Ethylene Unit at the Lake Charles Chemical Complex, with the possibility of expanding to other units following this trial programme.
Sasol is the first company in the chemicals manufacturing sector to introduce emissions.AI, which was originally designed for complex oil and gas facilities.
The implementation of the new digital technology is part of Sasol's plan to reduce worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030. In addition to increasing its usage of renewable energy, Sasol is also committed to optimising the energy efficiency of its facilities.
emissions.AI will continuously monitor energy consumption at the Ethylene Unit of the Lake Charles Chemical Complex and identify possibilities to reduce fuel and electricity consumption. It will provide the organisation with quick access to extensive emissions data and analysis capabilities to find potential for reducing emissions.
Nearly 1,200 Southwest Louisiana locals are directly employed by Sasol's Lake Charles Chemical Complex, and another 1,000 are employed annually by major Louisiana contractors. The company intends to increase the value of the 2,200-acre (890-hectare) property by expanding it into a sustainability centre.
Source: Environmental Leader