LINDEN — The Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the industrial facility performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.
“Phillips 66 is pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said David Erfert, Manager, Bayway Refinery. “Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs.”
Earning ENERGY STAR certification highlights Bayway Refinery’s status within the top 25 percent of petroleum refineries in the nation with regard to energy performance. Bayway Refinery improved its energy efficiency by 11 percent since 2002 by strategically managing energy consumption and making cost-effective improvements to the plant.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment, “ said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”
To earn the ENERGY STAR, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery took the following actions:
- Replaced a large crude oil unit furnace to newer, more efficient technology in 2010
- Replaced its sulfur recovery plant in 2007
- Upgraded various plant energy recovery systems
Bayway is the second Phillips 66 refinery to earn the ENERGY STAR certification. The company’s refinery in Billings, Mont., became the first refinery in the nation to earn ENERGY STAR certification in 2006.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. According to the EPA, over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.