Environmental, Social, and Governance
By evaluating our use of energy and looking for opportunities to improve energy efficiency, we reduce our impact on the environment and improve operations. We plan to assess potential implementation of technologies and processes that can increase the energy efficiency of our operations and deliver both reduced emissions and lower operating costs.
Genesis Energy’s Sodium Minerals and Sulfur Services business segment operates the world’s largest natural soda ash mines and production sites. Soda ash is widely used in glass manufacturing, soaps, detergents, and other cleaning products and provides a sodium source for the production of pharmaceuticals, food preservatives, adhesives, and pulp and paper and is a key component in the lithium compounds used in rechargeable batteries and other energy efficient technologies.
Through the use of new technologies, we strive to reduce our energy intensity and GHG intensity even as we increase soda ash production. One such new technology includes recovery of mine water for refinement into soda ash. In recent years, Genesis Energy’s improvements in efficiency and strategic approaches to rail shipping have allowed us to transport more product tonnage with fewer trips. Fewer trips lowers both fuel consumption and GHG emissions.