A central Queensland aluminium smelter has acknowledged it needs to substantially reduce its emissions to meet tough new environmental guidelines.
Boyne Smelters Ltd (BSL) in Gladstone has been told it needs to reduce fluoride emissions by 20 per cent and particulate emissions by 30 per cent to meet new licensing requirements by the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM).
The company will also need to develop a new process for measuring its hydrocarbon emissions.
BSL general manager Guy Fortin says the company is working hard to meet DERMs new requirements.
He says BSL has publicly committed to making improvements across the operation and says work on reducing emissions has already begun.
Mr Fortin says there have already been some noticeable improvements.