It is increasingly important to know the origin and amount of CO2 emissions associated with the activity or product, that is, its Carbon Footprint. This first step allows us to address their reduction, starting with what is most economical or easy to modify. These are the so-called climate change mitigation measures.
In every activity and product, a part of your carbon footprint is a consequence of the energy that has been used for its production and supply. In many cases, the fraction from energy is very important or even the largest. However, this is often not well understood in many sectors of activity. The fact that the energy comes from outside the installation means that its associated emissions are easily forgotten and no intervention is made to reduce or avoid them. This is particularly paradoxical, as simply replacing energy with energy from a renewable source can drastically reduce associated emissions. Moreover, this substitution does not affect the development of the activity, nor does it force changes in processes that could affect the product.
In addition to the incorporation of renewable energy, it is also possible to intervene by reducing consumption, adopting efficiency measures.
Depending on the type of activity or product, there are many other possible sources of CO2 besides energy. Intergia offers its customers the possibility to analyse their processes to calculate the carbon footprint, and if desired, further advice for its reduction.