It is essential that we reduce the emission of fluorinated organic chemicals (FOCs), and we are working to do exactly that. We are investing in both short- and long-term improvements in facilities and processes to achieve a 99% reduction in FOCs by 2030.
Our 2020 Water Highlights
- Realized a full year of results from the thermal oxidizer at our Fayetteville site, which is reducing 99% of FOC air process emissions from this site compared to the 2018 baseline.
- Completed programs at five Chemours manufacturing sites which are capturing emissions streams for thermal destruction, using absorption technology for aqueous streams, and implementing recovery projects for reuse in the manufacturing process. This resulted in a 52% reduction of FOC water process emissions when compared to the 2018 baseline.
- Continued work on capital projects at Washington Works and in Louisville, Kentucky, which will be carried out in 2021, 2022, and 2024.
Improving Air over the Long Haul
We have already achieved a 29% reduction of fluorinated organic emissions compared to our 2018 baseline. We work to continue to implement interim and final projects at multiple sites. By using direct measurement and engineering estimates, we are evaluating the progress of our FOC reduction processes. Moreover, we have already identified initiatives and existing technologies that will take us to an 89% anticipated reduction.
Beginning for 2020, Chemours also reports its annual usage of certain PFAS compounds in accordance with the TRI reporting requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.