KuibyshevAzot reduces air emissions by 6%

Chemists have been helping to restore the Togliatti Forest since 2012. Photo by KuibyshevAzot PJSC.

Invest in clean air and water

Energy saving and environmental impact reduction are important elements of KuibyshevAzot PJSC’s development strategy. The activities in these sectors are developed and implemented as an integral part of the company’s investment program. In 2021, the company’s emissions were reduced by 6%, but this is a permanent job. In the production of ammonium nitrate, the construction of a new granulation and evaporation unit is in full swing. The cost of the project is four billion rubles, but the cost will be reimbursed with fresh air: the commissioning of the plant will reduce emissions into the air by about 200 tons per year.

The company is also working to reduce the man-made load on natural water systems.

Thus, in 2021, the caprolactam and polyamide production facilities implemented measures to reduce wastewater formation and improve their quality, introduced technical solutions for the modernization of equipment and the optimization of technological processes. The result is a reduction of wastewater discharges by more than 7%.

Great river – great work

The construction of stormwater treatment plants for the North Industrial Node and part of the Central Togliatti District is another KuibyshevAzot environmental project that is important for natural reservoirs. Its importance is demonstrated by a simple fact – it is included in the federal program “Improvement of the Volga” as part of the national project “Ecology”. The first phase of the facility (removal of petroleum products and suspended solids) began in August 2020. This year the construction of the second phase was completed and the facility will be put into operation according to the complete technological plan, including biological treatment. The project is being implemented at the expense of the company’s own funds – chemicals’ investments in the ecological improvement of the Volga amount to 1.5 billion rubles. The expected result is impressive: the projected reduction in the volume of polluted rainwater is 10.5 million cubic meters per year.

The rainwater treatment plants of the Northern Industrial Node and part of Togliatti will significantly reduce the load on the Volga.  Photo by KuibyshevAzot PJSC.

The rainwater treatment plants of the Northern Industrial Node and part of Togliatti will significantly reduce the load on the Volga. Photo by KuibyshevAzot PJSC.

The company pays special attention to compliance with environmental safety requirements, exercising control over the state of the environment.

“In 2021 we carried out more than 20.5 thousand analyzes of the composition of emissions, air quality, wastewater and other important indicators,” explained KuibyshevAzot. – The measurements at the borders of the health protection zone were carried out by independent laboratories of Volga UGMS and the Center for Laboratory Analysis and Technical Measurements, more than 7.5 thousand measurements were made by their forces. No violations were found.

Transparent environmental policy

Significant results in reducing man-made impacts have been made possible by the continuous updating of existing equipment and the introduction of advanced resource-saving technologies that correspond to the world’s best analogues in terms of environmental and industrial safety. In 2021, 9 billion rubles were allocated for these purposes. KuibyshevAzot spent RUB 5 billion on environmental projects and conservation measures, including RUB 2.9 billion on capital expenditure.

In 2021, KuibyshevAzot entered the TOP-5 social performance rating according to the AK&M news agency among the largest Russian companies that fully disclose information on social and environmental activities.

Modern and technological productions allow the company to use energy resources economically.  Photo by KuibyshevAzot PJSC.

Modern and technological productions allow the company to use energy resources economically. Photo by KuibyshevAzot PJSC.

BY THE WAY

Since 2012, KuibyshevAzot has supported the restoration of the Togliatti forest with the team’s finances and efforts: with the help of the chemical giant, 45 hectares of “green lungs” were planted and subsequent care, which is about 245,000 trees, was provided. Chemists are helping to make the world not only greener but also cleaner: in 2021, more than 18,000 square meters of unauthorized landfills in urban areas and on the banks of reservoirs in the Samara region.

ONLY NUMBERS

In the last 10 years, KuibyshevAzot, by increasing the volume of marketable products by 1.4 times, has reduced:

special emissions – 1.5 times,

electricity consumption – 1.6 times,

thermal energy – 1.4 times,

wastewater production – 1.3 times,

river water consumption – 1.2 times,

Consumption rates for benzene – by 12%.

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