Many of our refineries use power from renewable sources either from local power grids or from our own projects.
Local power grids can draw from renewable sources, ranging from hydropower to wind, solar, biogas and geothermal. And we produce some of our own power, from wind or from recycling gases (such as steam and exhaust) within our refining processes. Roughly 22% of our total energy consumption originates from renewable sources.
Cogeneration and Expanders
Wind Farm: Reducing Emissions and Energy Use
More than 99% of the electricity used at our Quebec City refinery comes from renewable sources – mainly hydropower, with small portions from wind, biomass and biogas.
Superior Process Efficiency With Ethanol
Our ethanol plants have implemented refining operational best practices in safety, reliability and environmental responsibility.
Six of our ethanol plants, with three more pending, are recognized under this program for superior process efficiency, including:
- Reduced on-site energy consumption,
- Increased fuel output; or
- Use of biomass or biogas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.