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Sasol deploys innovative technology to identify emissions reduction opportunities

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Lake Charles, Louisiana–(business wire)– Sasol Chemicals, a division of Sasol Ltd., has installed innovative AI-driven technology in the ethylene unit of the Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Louisiana to measure and monitor energy use and emissions to Identify opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions and improve energy efficiency.

Sasol Chemicals Emission.AI Solutions from UK-based data analytics specialists OPEX (ERM Group Company) will be implemented in the ethylene unit of the Lake Charles chemical complex and may be expanded to other units following this pilot programme.

said André Bonton, vice president of technical services at Sasol Chemicals America. “We work with solution providers like OPEX Group to apply proven technologies that help with emissions reduction strategies and investments. , so professionals can make faster and better decisions to improve performance and drive more sustainable operations.”

Sasol was the first company to do so in the chemical manufacturing sector. Emission.AIoriginally designed for complex oil and gas facilities.

The introduction of new digital technologies is part of Sasol’s roadmap to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030. In addition to increasing its use of renewable energy, Sasol also focuses on maximizing energy efficiency throughout its site.

Emission.AI continuously monitors energy use in the ethylene units of the Lake Charles Chemical Complex to identify opportunities to minimize fuel and electricity consumption. This gives companies timely access to detailed emissions data and analytics capabilities to identify opportunities to reduce emissions.

Jamie Bennett, CEO of OPEX Group, said:our Emission.AI The solution provides our clients with high-quality data and insights to help them identify opportunities with the greatest impact, helping them quickly implement their decarbonization promises. I am proud to play a role in supporting Sasol’s sustainability goals and look forward to working in the chemical sector. ”

Sasol’s Lake Charles Chemical Complex directly employs nearly 1,200 Southwestern Louisiana residents and 1,000 annually through its prime Louisiana contractor. The company plans to extract more value from the 2,200-acre (890-hectare) site through its potential expansion as a sustainability hub.

About Sasol Chemicals

Sasol Chemicals is a solutions provider focused on sustainability, circularity and expertise. By offering a broad, cutting-edge portfolio of specialty and commodity chemicals for a wide range of applications and industries, we serve our purpose of ‘innovating for a better world’. Our solutions are used by more than 7,500 of his customers in 120 countries, with countless products that improve the quality of life for people around the world. We also provide the building blocks for a sustainable future by helping reduce energy usage, waste and packaging, and providing solutions to the renewable energy industry.

Sasol Chemicals is a business of Sasol Limited, a leading chemical and energy company focused on creating sustainable value for its stakeholders. For more information, visit the Sasol Chemicals website.

About Exhaust.AI

Emission.AI is a digital solution that helps carbon-intensive companies decarbonize their operations and reduce emissions, energy and fuel costs. Designed and built by OPEX Group, this pioneering solution leverages engineering first principles, analytics and AI to unlock hidden operational inefficiencies, improvements, and opportunities to reduce emissions and costs. identify.

OPEX Group was acquired by ERM, the largest global dedicated sustainability consultancy, in December 2021. ERM partners with the world’s leading organizations to create innovative solutions to sustainability challenges, unlock commercial opportunities that meet today’s needs, and preserve opportunities for future generations. .

About ERM

ERM is the business of sustainability.

As the world’s largest pure-play sustainability consultancy, ERM partners with the world’s leading organizations to create innovative solutions to sustainability challenges, unlock commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today, and create opportunities for future generations. is maintained.

ERM’s diverse team of over 7,000 world-class professionals, in more than 170 offices in 39 countries, supports clients across their organizations in operationalizing sustainability. Through ERM’s deep technical expertise, clients are well-positioned to address environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. ERM calls this capability a “boot to board” approach. It is a comprehensive service model that enables ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives at the field or management level.