TOKYO—Japanese materials supplier Denka Co. has completed the installation of a high-efficiency gas turbine power generator at its chloroprene rubber production plant in Omi, western Japan.
The $38 million investment includes the replacement of thermal power generation facilities, leading to a reduction of at least 16,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually, Denka said in an Oct. 29 statement.
The project will improve the efficiency of power generation at the plant by 25 percent, reducing fuel consumption by 8,000 kiloliters per year (crude oil equivalent), Denka added.
Denka announced the launch of a similar project at its key production plat in Chiba, Japan earlier in August, with the aim to reduce 12,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually across the two sites.
The upgrades, it said, aim to achieve a medium-term target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030, compared to the 2013 baseline.
The emission cuts, according to Denka, will contribute to the cutting of approximately 6 percent of the company's total reduction targets in the medium-term.
The Omi plant, in Itoigawa-shi, Niigata, mainly produces chloroprene rubber, poval, carbide, calcium cyanamide (lime nitrogen), alumina fiber and cement, and employs approximately 1,000 people.