Generating electricity by burning
fossil fuels puts the acid rain gas, sulfur
dioxide, into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide
and nitrogen oxides are also produced.
Combined heat and power plants (CHP) are much
more efficient than conventional power stations
and in 2001, Huntsman Tioxide's installed a
CHP plant at their site in Grimsby, UK. By
generating their own electricity, Huntsman
have reduced the need to obtain electricity
from less efficient power stations and this
will have an overall effect of less carbon
CHP plants are more efficient than conventional
power stations and so the release of sulfur
and nitrogen oxides from the site have also
been reduced. The CHP plant also produces steam
which can be used in the production process.
This increases even further the plant's energy-efficiency.
Installation of the CHP plant in 2001
has continued the the reduction in sulfur