The Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has won the Center for High Technology (CHT) award for ‘best performance in carbon dioxide emission (lowest carbon in tonnes) among all Indian refineries (with natural gas)’ for the year 2015-16.
The award was presented by Union petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan to Team NRL led by managing director P Padmanabhan at the 21st refinery technology meet held at Vishakhapatnam from April 20-22.
The award selection committee was constituted by the Union ministry.
“The award assumes significance since it recognises refineries with best performance in carbon dioxide emissions and brings to the fore NRL’s environment-friendly credentials while speaking volumes about the company’s commitment towards maintaining the fragile ecological balance,” a statement from NRL said.
As per statistics available, the hydrocarbon industry contributes to about 3-5 per cent of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the country and reducing the same would go a long way in offsetting global warming.