Energy and environment

Energy efficiency

ExxonMobil constantly strives to improve performance and streamline our processes in order to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

Executing at scale

Deploying proven technology to reduce emissions

Technologies allow us to reduce, reuse and recycle energy throughout our operations. Running large upstream, refining and chemical operations to provide the products consumers rely upon generates tremendous amounts of excess heat. To ExxonMobil engineers, that lost heat offers opportunity.

With cogeneration we capture the waste heat and utilize it for our manufacturing processes, resulting in a reduced need for boilers, not to mention the fuel saving that goes with those boilers. Due to its inherent energy efficiency, the use of cogeneration leads to reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Our cogeneration facilities enable the avoidance of approximately 6 million metric tons per year of greenhouse gas emissions.

up to 75% less

carbon dioxide is produced from gas-fired cogeneration compared to coal-based power

~ 5,400 megawatts

of gross cogeneration capacity in more than 100 installations, which is equivalent to the annual electricity needs of 4.3 million U.S. homes

Energy factor

Producing power efficiently for our own operations

There’s nothing flashy about cogeneration, and in a hashtag environment, the term is rarely trending. But what cogeneration lacks in headline-grabbing cache, this emission-reducing technology makes up for by producing concrete results.
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All articles about process optimization and efficiency

Avoiding 6 million metric tons per year of greenhouse gas emissions through cogeneration ExxonMobil is developing innovative ways to generate power more efficiently and with less environmental impact compared with purchasing electricity from a local utility.

Energy efficiency Article Oct. 9, 2018

Zero to 60 on less From advanced engines to better aerodynamics, today’s cars are more efficient than their predecessors. Thanks to these improvements, over the next 20 years, car fuel consumption (including SUVs and light trucks) is slated to average 50 miles per gallon (mpg), up from 30 mpg currently.

Energy efficiency Energy Factor Aug. 2, 2018

Finding new ways to do more with less The invisible hand of efficiency gain in cars, appliances and gadgets pushes us to do more with less energy — making our energy footprint lighter with every new upgrade, version and model.

Energy efficiency Energy Factor July 26, 2018

Quiz: Are you an energy efficiency wiz? Opportunities for energy efficiency are everywhere. It can be as simple as consumers installing LED lights at home, or as advanced as manufacturers developing breakthrough technologies for more fuel-efficient cars.

Energy efficiency Energy Factor June 7, 2018

Moore’s law is alive and well in the energy industry The tower-free innovation, dubbed cMIST™, includes two critical pieces of technology.

Energy efficiency Energy Factor Jan. 5, 2017