DALLAS & BISHOP, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty materials company, and representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently held an energy summit at the company’s Bishop, Texas chemical and specialty materials manufacturing facility to train energy leaders for the future.
“A key objective of Celanese is to drive energy efficiency and cost reduction at its plants worldwide,” said Pat Quarles, Celanese Executive Vice President and President, Acetyl Chain and Integrated Supply Chain. “One way to attain such benefits is to engage and train the operations organization on our energy reduction goals, methods and practices. This joint energy summit provided opportunities for Celanese personnel and DOE experts to collaborate in our energy efficiency efforts.”
In line with the company’s energy reduction goals, Celanese has become a partner in the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge of the U.S. Department of Energy. This partnership extended to the joint summit in Bishop where Celanese and the DOE could network, learn and train on best practices with key company energy leaders, with the goal of developing executable ideas, tools and actions that can be used to drive energy reduction and energy management.
The Better Buildings, Better Plants Program of the DOE is a voluntary initiative to drive significant energy efficiency improvement in industry. Currently, 190 leading U.S. manufacturers and public water- and wastewater treatment utilities are partnering with DOE through Better Plants to enhance energy efficiency and cut costs (https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/better-plants).
“Celanese was honored to host the DOE at our Global Energy Summit and bring together more than 30 energy leaders and engineers from across the company to the Bishop facility, one of our ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry manufacturing sites,” concluded Quarles.
Dr. Mark Johnson, Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the Department of Energy, presented at the energy summit and shared work being done by the DOE in advanced manufacturing research, development and technical assistance.
“The energy summit was an example of great partnerships the Advanced Manufacturing Office has established with U.S. private sector manufacturers through the Better Plants program. These U.S. manufacturers are working to address important, real-world challenges of achieving energy efficiency while saving their energy bills that they then use to grow their companies and support jobs,” said Johnson.
The Celanese energy summit consisted of two days of steam systems training from industry experts, followed by three days of instructional workshops on topics such as the future of energy (technology, regulation, procurement) and its effects on manufacturing sites and industry, energy management systems, energy reduction strategies, best practices and expanding energy partnerships with groups such as ENERGY STAR® and the DOE.
Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full breadth of Celanese's global chemistry, technology and business expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs, we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs approximately 7,300 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4 billion. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.
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