*Since 2012 when we installed a natural gas feed system and TRT has since utilized natural gas as its primary fuel. We have the ability to also use #6 Oil, #2Oil and biofuels that we produce on site as a means to produce steam and electricity. The change to natural gas has had multiple positive effects. We now operate at a lower cost, more reliably and have lower overall emissions.
To protect ecosystems like the Fore and Town Rivers, our Quincy, MA facility is designed to prevent releases and minimize the impact of our operations on the environment. We have installed a comprehensive emergency response procedure and contingency plans to address potential issues that may threaten our community or the environment.
We pursue proper waste disposal, reduction of waste and emissions, upcycling when possible and the developing renewable resources to support our business. From 2002 to 2012, our primary fuel at the facility was what others would consider waste; but we eliminated sulfur dioxide emission and reduced nitrogen oxide and GHG emissions. After converting to natural gas, TRT entered into a contract that sent the same material and other similar byproducts into a system that creates bioenergy and offsets petrochemical use. In 2020, TRT continued our recycling program to reduce waste that would otherwise be landfilled. This effort includes the creation of recycling centers in all office and production areas, the deployment of new recycling containers each of these areas and the removal of general trashcans at desks and workstations to promote recycling.
We are committed to finding opportunities to build a more sustainable operation and work harmoniously within the communities that we are a part of.