European plant remains competitive in global market using SIO

A large European based chemical plant faced the possibility of becoming marginalized by competition from the Middle East. The company used SIO to identify and capitalize on a commodity swap that secured natural gas with a coal price escalator to produce steam and electricity at the plant. It was also able to use bottoms from an adjacent operation combined with its own waste stream to produce hydrogen and more steam to lower its operational cost and remain competitive in the global market.