09/28/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/28/2023 07:46
Partners for Pollution Prevention Presents Ambassador and Outstanding Partner Awards at Annual ConferenceINDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Executive Committee awarded two distinguished members at its annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow held on Sept. 20, 2023.
The Partners Ambassador Award honors an individual for their achievements in leadership. innovation, education, and dedication to pollution prevention. The Outstanding Partners for Pollution Prevention Award is given to a member for their accomplishments as reported on their annual Partners Recertification Report (APR).
Lauren Nielsen, owner of Terra Vitae Environmental Solutions, a two-member consulting firm in Trafalgar, Ind. was presented with the Partners Ambassador Award for her outstanding accomplishments in energy improvements at her facility and in her community, including:
SABIC, a petrochemicals manufacturing firm in Mount Vernon, Ind. received the Outstanding Partners for Pollution Prevention Award. In 2022, the company replaced a steam-generating boiler used to burn off flue gas during the coating process with a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) to reduce operating costs, increase steam production efficiency and decrease their carbon footprint, resulting in saving 23,425 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per year. They continue research and development efforts in plastic recycling, energy reduction projects and byproduct reuse/recycling projects.
(Above - left to right:) Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Executive Director Teresa A. Colson and Assistant Director Ron Rothgerber presented Lauren Nielsen, owner of Terra Vitae Environmental Solutions with the Partners for Pollution Prevention Ambassador Award at the organization's 26th annual conference and tradeshow held on Sept. 20 in Indianapolis.
(Above - left to right:) Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Assistant Director Ron Rothgerber, SABIC Environmental, Health & Safety Leader Jennifer Allyson Collins, SABIC Manufacturing & Engineers Manager Jonathan Knight and Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Executive Director Teresa A. Colson at the 26th Annual Partners for Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow held on Sept. 20 in Indianapolis. SABIC received the organization's Outstanding Partners for Pollution Prevention Award.About Partners for Pollution Prevention
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) founded Partners for Pollution Prevention in 1996. IDEM's Office of Program Support provides technical assistance and administrative support to the organization. For more information, visit IDEM's Partners for Pollution Preventionwebsite.
IDEM (idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses and citizens in protecting Hoosiers and our environment.
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