Here’s how we define Environmental Responsibility at Rain CII:
Recognizing and minimizing our ecological impact on the earth and our communities.
First and foremost we are committed to operating our facilities in compliance with environmental permits and all applicable laws and regulations. Further we believe that in leading by example, we provide an opportunity for legislators and regulators to create sound policy to guide the environmental future of the petroleum coke calcining industry.
Our commitment to the environment is best evidenced in two of our principal programs:
- Active operation of an Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS requires study and monitoring of all aspects of our operations as they relate to the environment, so that goals can be set and achieved to continuously improve our environmental performance.
- Investments in operations redesign and equipment to intentionally reduce emissions. Rain CII is committed to achieving lower environmental impact and to improve environmental performance through both physical and planning investments. Some of our more recent local investments include improvements to storm-water containment systems and air emissions monitoring at our production facilities.
On a global level, our investments in waste heat recovery make a proven contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the reduction of EPA criteria pollutants, and the carbon neutral cogeneration of energy.
From refinery byproduct to an aluminum-critical form of carbon
Rain CII processes petroleum coke – the non-hazardous solid carbon byproduct of oil refining. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to safely convert petroleum coke to a high grade form of carbon essential for use by aluminum producers around the world. The fact that we produce this product means that the lifestyle and environmental benefits of aluminum can be felt in all aspects of our lives.
The strength, light weight, corrosion resistance, and electrically conductive properties of aluminum provide for the airplanes we fly, many components of the automobiles we drive, and the transmission lines that provide electricity to our homes and businesses. So significant is the growing use of aluminum in automobiles and light-weight truck transportation alone, that the aluminum industry is anticipated to reach carbon-neutrality by 2025. Rain CII is proud to support this achievement.