Facts about diesel and CO2
•Upon combustion, 1 litre of diesel produces about 3 kg of CO2
How can so much carbon dioxide be generated from one litre of diesel? Diesel (just like petrol) is composed of hydrocarbons. This means that the carbon atoms are bonded with hydrogen atoms. Upon combustion, the carbon atoms are released and instead bond with oxygen atoms to form CO2, i.e. carbon dioxide. Hydrogen atoms are very light (atomic weight = 1) and oxygen atoms are heavy (atomic weight = 16), which is why 1 litre of fuel gives rise to such a large amount of carbon dioxide.
Facts about electric power and CO2
•1 kWh produces about 20 g of CO2
Swedish power primarily consists of hydropower and nuclear power and is among the cleanest forms of electricity available. Coal-fired power gives rise to several hundred grams of CO2 per kWh, but is still a better alternative than diesel.
At many workplaces, either through pure stand-alone screening or screening in a crusher-line, it is easy to reduce CO2 emissions by 75% or more.
Environment and economy go hand-in-hand
The word ”economy” comes from a Greek word meaning ”judicious use of limited resources”. Based on this definition, running a business economically means working in a resource-efficient manner, in other words being environmentally aware. Reducing your CO2 footprint is not expensive; quite the opposite in fact. It saves money - savings that contribute more or less directly to your bottom line. We are proud to work with technology that enables environment and economy to go hand-in-hand.