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Manufacturing and a healthy environment aren’t mutually exclusive. We believe responsible management of our environmental resources is vital to providing products and services that help people improve their lives, while using fewer resources and respecting the environment.

We accomplish this by using best knowledge, employee know-how, and innovation to operate in a responsible way. We prioritize the health and safety of our employees and communities, expect all employees to comply with all laws and regulations, and practice a philosophy of mutual benefit.

Environmental Priorities

Discover new technologies and methods to create more value for our customers while using fewer resources, minimizing waste, and improving the environmental performance and effectiveness of our products and processes.

Energy Efficiency
Continually improve energy efficiency and develop innovative technologies, which will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Air Quality
Seek new ways to reduce and improve air emissions.

Explore new opportunities to reduce water consumption and improve the quantity and quality of water discharge.

Responsible Resource Management
Ensure our resources are managed to create value for Koch and our constituencies.

Environmental Performance

Koch Methanol St. James is committed to environmental stewardship and utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to produce methanol with as few resources as possible.

Koch Methanol St. James diligently follows all local, state and federal requirements and adheres to strict emissions controls, including ultra-low nitrous oxide burners, particulate emissions minimization, proper emergency flaring, and electrical generation from excess steam production.

The plant uses a water intake structure to pull water from the Mississippi River for fire water, cooling water, boiler feed water, and production of demineralized water. In its commitment to protect local wildlife, Koch Methanol St. James conducted a thorough intake structure study, which showed no adverse impacts to the fish population.