Flint Hills Resources’ Pine Bend in Rosemount has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for 2022 for the second consecutive year, moving the refinery into Energy Star’s Sustained Excellence category. Energy Star award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies; it is the highest honor bestowed by the EPA. Pine Bend has been recognized by the EPA as an Energy Star certified manufacturing site for three years in a row. Since 1997, the refinery has lowered emissions of traditional criteria pollutants by approximately 70%, while increasing production to help meet demand for transportation fuels. The refinery has reduced total on-site emissions in 12 of the last 15 years and its emissions per barrel are approximately 20% lower than other U.S. refineries. Pine Bend consistently ranks in the top quartile of all U.S. refineries for energy efficiency, and continues to improve.