U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
OIT Program Benefits Summarized
April 4, 2001
OIT's Best Practices Program recently kicked-off its Industrial Plant-Wide Energy Efficiency Opportunity Assessments at the Grace Davison - Curtis Bay Chemical Plant in Baltimore, MD. Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Constellation Energy Source and Grace Davison opened the kick-off meeting by outlining their goals for the coming year for the Grace Davison plant.
Grace Davison, a unit of W.R. Grace & Co., is one of the world's leading suppliers of catalysts and silica products, specialty construction chemicals and building materials, and container products. Grace Davison plays a vital role in creating and distributing products such as Crest toothpaste and Sherwin Williams paint. With annual sales of $1.5 billion, Grace Davison employs over 6,700 people and has operations in nearly 40 countries.
Best Practices Plant-Wide Energy Efficiency Opportunity Assessments encourage industry-government partnerships to increase plant-level energy efficiency and reduce emissions. DOE cost-shares plant-wide assessment with individual manufacturing organizations that lead to a comprehensive strategy of ready-to-implement recommendations to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions. By publicizing the results, DOE tries to encourage firms to consider using energy- and cost-saving approaches resulting from these assessments.
For more information please contact: Eric Lightner at 202-586-8130, Paul Scheihing at 202-586-7234, or Robert Leach at 865-946-1352.