Marathon Petroleum’s Robinson Refinery Recognized for Energy Efficiency Efforts
11.18.2023 By Tank Terminals - NEWS

November 18, 2023 [Energy Portal]- The Marathon Petroleum refinery in Robinson, Illinois, was recently honored for its outstanding achievements in energy efficiency with the opportunity to host an ENERGY STAR Industrial Showcase. This event, held in September, brought together over 300 guests, including local, state, and federal officials, to celebrate the refinery’s dedication to energy management practices.

 

During the showcase, the guests were treated to numerous presentations highlighting Robinson Refinery’s sustainability initiatives, emission reductions, and community investments. One of the keynote speakers was Illinois State Representative Adam Niemerg, who praised the refinery’s commitment to energy efficiency and its positive impact on the local community.

In 2022, the Robinson refinery received its fifth consecutive ENERGY STAR certification, marking a significant milestone in its journey towards sustainability. Marathon Petroleum Corp., the parent company of the refinery, achieved a remarkable feat last year, with six of its refineries receiving the prestigious ENERGY STAR certification.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Robinson refinery’s steam turbine optimization project as one of the top 12 energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector. This project aims to reduce electricity consumption and emissions, showcasing the refinery’s commitment to sustainable practices.

Marathon Petroleum’s Robinson refinery has solidified its reputation as an ENERGY STAR partner, continuously striving for excellence in energy efficiency. To further their efforts, the refinery has partnered with Sol Systems, a solar energy developer, to construct a Solar Farm on 30 acres of MPC-owned land adjacent to the refinery. This project, set to begin in early 2024, will produce renewable energy and offset electricity usage from the grid, equivalent to powering approximately 1,000 homes annually.

The Robinson refinery’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability reflects the genuine efforts of the entire team. Their dedication and accomplishments serve as an inspiration to other industries and communities striving for a greener future.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1. What is ENERGY STAR certification?

ENERGY STAR certification is a prestigious accolade awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to organizations that demonstrate exceptional energy efficiency and sustainability practices.

2. How many times has Robinson refinery received ENERGY STAR certification?

The Robinson refinery has earned ENERGY STAR certification eight times overall, including five consecutive certifications.

3. What is the significance of the steam turbine optimization project?

The steam turbine optimization project at the Robinson refinery was recognized as one of the top 12 energy efficiency projects in the country’s industrial sector. It aims to reduce electricity consumption and emissions, contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

4. What are the future plans of the Robinson refinery?

The refinery is partnering with Sol Systems to construct a Solar Farm on MPC-owned land adjacent to the refinery. This project, scheduled to begin in early 2024, will generate renewable energy and offset electricity usage from the grid, equivalent to powering approximately 1,000 homes annually.

 

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