*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, and the development of renewable resources. Turning waste into bioenergy and into new products helped again change waste streams into valuable commodities. 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. TRT celebrated Earth Day in 2020 again with a Sapling Program. However, this year, the saplings TRT donated to the State of California to help with reforestation after the recent wildfires and to continue our carbon sequestration effort. Projected emissions reduction over the life of the saplings these could reduce carbon emissions by almost 4 million pounds!
We are committed to finding opportunities to build a more sustainable operation and work harmoniously within the communities that we are a part of.