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Unformatted text preview: ), a potent GHG. Business case: In addition to the environmental benefits, participation improves operational efficiency
and benefits a company’s bottom line. A study conducted by VAIP found a number of
benefits associated with reducing anode effects, including decreased power consump
tion; improved aluminum production; improved aluminum purity; decreased carbon
consumption; decreased fluoride consumption; decreased labor costs; and increased
production pot life. Services: Through VAIP, EPA assists partners in identifying and evaluating the factors that influ
ence the generation of PFCs; serves as a clearinghouse for technical information on
successful strategies to reduce PFC emissions; provides partners with recognition for their
achievements in protecting the climate; and supports the development of high-quality
emissions data. Value to environment: VAIP partners have reduced PFC emissions per ton of aluminum produced by 77 percent
between 1990 and 2004. This reduction is equivalen...
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