CO2 Emissions

Steel Production – Without CO2 Emissions?

by Ulrich Kreutzer

With an output of 42.7 million tons, Germany was the largest producer of raw steel in the European Union in 2015. That makes the German steel industry an important economic factor, but it is also responsible for a significant amount of pollution. In fact, the industry accounted for 6.4 percent of Germany’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014.

New Report: U.S. Power Sector Continues Significant Reductions of Air Pollutant Emissions

Press Release

BOSTON, Mass., July 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The nation’s largest electric producers continue to substantially reduce emissions of key air pollutants, the latest comprehensive analysis of U.S. power plant emissions shows.

The new report analyzed publicly reported data on carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and mercury emissions from the nation’s 100 largest electric power producers, which account for 85 percent of the nation’s power production.

The Carbon in our Food


“If food waste were a country by itself, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.”

Are you ready for a punch in the gut? Seriously, I would brace for this one. It’s going to hurt. Here we go, from page 3 of Food Foolish:

Boeing Supports ICAO Aircraft CO2 Emissions Standard

Real progress to reduce aviation CO2 emissions
Press Release

February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - "Boeing commends the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) for reaching agreement on the first global standard for aircraft carbon-dioxide emissions. This standard represents more than six years of work by a group of international experts from ICAO member states, industry and non-governmental organizations.

Sanofi – Transport of Medicine and Environmental Preservation

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Sanofi has developed its supply chain of medicine towards a bigger environmental preservation for over 10 years.

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Sanofi – Gilles Lhernould Announces the Beginning of COP21

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Sanofi – Gilles Lhernould announces the beginning of COP21.

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Sanofi – Cop 21 - Sanofi, Committed Against Dengue Fever, a Disease Impacted by Climate Change

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Michael Watson, VP Vaccination Policy & Advocacy chez Sanofi Pasteur, details the future evolutions of Dengue due to climate change.

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Progress in Energy Reductions

Caterpillar's energy intensity down 28%, electrical energy use is 27.4% renewable or alternative

As part of an ambitious waste and energy-efficiency project, Advanced Components & Systems Division — Joliet Hydraulics, converted the process steam system to electric, ordered a compressed air leak inspection and implemented a regular audit and communication process. The project began in January 2014 and yielded cost savings of about $212,000 by the end of the year, with nearly 2.4 million kWh and over 1,600 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided. Natural gas savings in the same period were about $41,500, with 320 metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided.

CHP Greenhouses Make Growing Even Greener

Combined heat and power greenhouses capture waste and CO2

Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to keep the greenhouse warm and heat water that is also stored in large tanks to continue warming the plants throughout the night.

Black Belt Delivers Blow to Energy Waste in Thirvullar, India

Facility team reduces overall power consumption, avoids 3,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions

6 Sigma Black Belt Maheswaran Govindan served as project lead and change agent for a major electric power conservation project at Caterpillar in Thiruvallur, India. The team used statistical modeling and analysis to identify opportunities to reduce the facility’s overall power consumption. The results were dramatic. By the end of 2014, these initiatives had already avoided 3,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions and saved the plant more than $234,000.


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