Koch Fertilizer Canada is proud to announce its Brandon, Manitoba plant has earned Natural Resources Canada’s 2021 ENERGY STAR for Industry Certification for superior energy performance.
The first fertilizer plant in Canada to receive ENERGY STAR certification, it signifies the Brandon facility performs in the top quartile of similar facilities in Canada and the United States for energy efficiency.
“We are pleased to receive ENERGY STAR for Industry Certification,” said Gordon Herron, Koch Fertilizer Canada Brandon plant manager. “Energy efficiency is a key priority of our environmental stewardship framework. Every day, our team works to enhance plant operations and adopt innovative technologies to reduce our energy consumption and responsibly manage our resources.”
To earn certification, fertilizer plants enter key plant operating data and annual energy data into industry-specific energy management tools called ENERGY STAR Energy Performance Indicators that benchmarks a plant’s energy performance against the industry.
The ENERGY STAR certification indicates the fertilizer plant uses energy more efficiently than 75 percent of similar nitrogenous plants in the U.S. and Canada. This means the Koch Fertilizer Canada Brandon plant spends less on energy and has lower energy-related environmental impacts than similar plants. Additionally, all plants awarded ENERGY STAR certification must be energy performance verified and in good standing with federal environmental laws.
In addition to Brandon, Koch Fertilizer has three ENERGY STAR certified nitrogen plants in the U.S. — Beatrice, Nebraska (2019-2021); Enid, Oklahoma (2020-2021); and Fort Dodge, Iowa (2021).
These certifications build on Koch Industries’ commitment to responsible stewardship. In 2017, 2021 and 2022, Koch Fertilizer, as a subsidiary of Koch Industries, earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award, in recognition of its superior energy management practices.