Energy Management

The ultimate goal of Energy Management is to control and reduce our organization's energy consumption. This is important because it enables us to reduce costs which is becoming increasingly important in view of increase in energy costs. We at IVL have a very strong focus of energy efficiency improvement, energy reduction which directly reduces our energy costs thus making us more competitive in the market and indirectly it helps in reducing GHG emissions for the products thereby going towards low-carbon economy.

There are multiple benefits from implementing Energy Management system. We can improve the energy efficiency of the machineries / equipment’s their by optimizing their consumption. This would indirectly reduce our utility bills and reduce carbon footprint for our products. IVL has undertaken several concurrent energy savings initiatives for transforming concept of Energy Management into practice through many of energy efficiency projects, which have been established and implemented in similar sites. We have implemented multiple energy efficiency projects saving over last few years therefore reducing GHG emission over 63,214 tCO2e. In 2020, we are further exploring options for reduction of energy intensity by conducting third party external audit in our plants for identifying hot spots for further energy reduction. External energy audit reports are being shared to business heads for their reviews and implementation in respective segments.

Total Energy Consumption

Total Consumption (GJ)
Intensity (GJ / Ton of production)

Note: Intensities are calculated based on overall production including inter-company sales.
2020 energy has increased as IVL acquired cracker plants, which resulted in higher energy consumption.

2025
Target:
5%
reduction in energy intensity from 2020 levels
2013-2020
Progress:
4%
reduction in energy intensity

Emissions linked to energy consumption

2017 2018 2019 2020
Direct Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (kt CO2e) 2,733 2,973 4,093 5,733
Indirect Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (kt CO2e) 2,317 2,224 2,345 2,409
Total Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (kt CO2e) 5,050 5,197 6,438 8,142

Air Emissions

NOx
Total Consumption (GJ)
Intensity (GJ / Ton of production)
SOx
Total Consumption (GJ)
Intensity (GJ / Ton of production)
VOCs
Total Consumption (GJ)
Intensity (GJ / Ton of production)

Note: Intensities are calculated based on overall production including inter-company sales.

More information for Emissions

Non-GHG Air Emissions Programs

Beyond Compliance: Guangdong IVL PET Polymer Kaiping Limited, our wholly-owned subsidiary in China, has undertaken environmentally-friendly initiatives installing a nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction system valued at over USD 230,000 to reduce NOx values beyond limits permitted by the government. This initiative has resulted in environmental, social and economic benefits which include:

  • Less NOx emissions in the air, much lower than permitted levels.
  • No solid or liquid contaminant is being generated or secondary pollution during operations.
  • Low running costs due to use of less expensive catalysts.
  • Easy to handle, transport and store as the new reducing agent is uninflammable and non-explosive.

Indorama Petrochem Limited (PET)’s plant in Rayong, Thailand, continues to demonstrate strong stakeholder engagement and significant process optimizations. At the end of 2019, the plant installed a stripping column to reduce the COD/BOD in wastewater prior to its delivery to a wastewater treatment plant. In addition, a catalytic incinerator was installed to remove any off-gas from the process. In 2020, electrostatic precipitators (ESPs) were used to replace the cyclonic separation process for particulate collection. This initiative reduced total suspended particulates by 91% and reduced the NOx emissions rate by 29%. These actions demonstrate IVL’s solutions that meet or exceed stakeholder expectations.