Resource efficiency benchmarks in the chemical industry
Raw materials and waste are often the highest costs of production in the chemical industry. Improving material efficiency and reducing waste can significantly improve economic performance at a company and improve its environmental performance.
This presentation provides:
- Formulas for calculating material, energy work and plant efficiency;
- Example resource and pollution intensity benchmarks for selected chemical subsectors;
- Example benchmarks for chemical consumption and waste for the production of specific chemicals (e.g. polystyrene).