EPA Sets Energy Performance Indicators for Cement Manufacturers & Corn Refiners

Monday, August 14, 2006

EPA, working with industry, has developed plant energy performance indicators for cement manufacturers and corn refiners. These performance indicators benchmark an entire plant’s energy use, a critical step in strategic energy management. The indicators enable companies to determine how efficiently each plant is using energy as compared to the industry as a whole, and whether better energy performance could be expected. U.S. cement manufacturers and corn refiners spend more than $2 billion annually for 626 trillion Btus of energy. If energy use for both of these industries was reduced by three percent, the energy saved could produce electricity for 187,000 households preventing the emissions of more than 3 billion pounds of greenhouse gases.