INNIO Waukesha becomes member of EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program
By Keefe Borden04 October 2022
INNIO’s Waukesha Gas Engines has been accepted as a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Natural Gas STAR Program. In joining the program as an Equipment and Service Provider, INNIO becomes part of a distinguished group of businesses that facilitates methane emission reduction technologies and activities while communicating successes and lessons learned to employees and other members.
EPA’s Natural Gas STAR Program offers a platform for equipment and service providers to form cross-functional teams with other member companies to implement and voluntarily document methane reduction activities, creating a permanent record of accomplishments in reducing methane emissions.
“By joining the Natural Gas STAR Program, INNIO is underlining our commitment to implement methane-reducing technologies and practices that support carbon reduction,” said Bud Hittie, President & CEO of Waukesha Gas Engines Inc. and leading the Waukesha product brand. “Today, our rich-burn Waukesha technology enables a more than 90% methane emission reduction compared to other technologies. As the only natural gas engine manufacturer in the Natural Gas STAR Program, we look forward to sharing our current and future initiatives to reduce methane emissions.”
By joining the program, INNIO will have the opportunity to educate and collaborate with Natural Gas STAR Partners on the benefits of using rich-burn engine technology to reduce methane emissions in their day-to-day gas compression operations.
The program highlights product and technology achievements in articles, industry journals, technical studies and fact sheets engaging representation from management, EH&S, engineering, supply chain, project planning and Natural Gas STAR principles to reach wider audiences.
The program also helps members communicate achievements to shareholders, customers and the public. The program also facilitates information and technology sharing through workshops and other web-based communications to build a strong network with industry peers to stay current on industry trends, initiatives and the latest technologies.
The announcement comes about two weeks after the company was recognized by EcoVadis with a platinum medal as part of its INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines
INNIO is headquartered in Jenbach (Austria), with other primary operations in Waukesha (Wisconsin, U.S.) and Welland (Ontario, Canada). The company has more than 3,500 experts who provide life-cycle support to the more than 54,000 delivered engines globally through a service network in more than 80 countries.