ACC Recognizes Eastman for Exceptional Energy Efforts

Jun 7, 2018 12:00 PM ET
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) recently honored Eastman with five Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Awards for energy-efficiency improvements in 2017, making this the 25th consecutive year that the ACC has recognized Eastman.

One of only 13 companies to be recognized at the annual Responsible Care® Conference and Expo, Eastman brought home five of the 39 awards presented for outstanding projects. ACC deemed 13 awards as “Exceptional Merit,” with two awarded to Eastman!

Eastman’s winning projects for Energy Efficiency Program include:

**Loader Control Program in Acid Recovery Column Optimization, Kingsport (TNO) site

**Use of Process Data to Monitor Steam Trap Condition, Kingsport (TNO) site

Flashed Acid Storage Tank Implementation, Kingsport (TNO) site

Propionic Acid Concentration Control for Reduced Steam Usage, Kingsport (TNO) site

Improve Control of Process Water Systems in Hydrocarbon Cracking Plant, Longview (TXO) site

** indicates Exceptional Merit award

The ACC Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Awards program is among the organization’s many ongoing initiatives to improve energy efficiency. ACC member companies nominate specific projects for recognition under the award program. The judging committee is comprised of selected ACC member companies. The full list of winners is available here.

As a materials company for nearly 100 years and a Responsible Care® company for more than 25 years, Eastman has a long history of working safely, meeting compliance standards and operating sustainably. However, we know today’s resources won’t sustain us into the future if don’t strive for continual improvement. These projects are just a few examples of the great work taking place across the company to challenge the status quo and drive resource productivity through improved processes.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Eastman with a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence award for continued leadership in superior energy management. Learn more at