Uses of carbon dioxide in industry applications
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Our Italian customer in Italy uses CO2 to control insect pests in their production process to guarantee rice quality and safety. At the end of the process, instead of being released in the atmosphere, the CO2 is recovered up to 80%
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Using CO2, helping the environment and your bottom line
There is always an added dimension when it comes to using CO2. Because, as opposed to compressed air or other industrial cases like nitrogen or oxygen, the potential impact on the environment always has to be taken into account in terms of CO2 emissions.
That is why the origin of CO2 plays a major role – as well as what happens to the carbon dioxide once it has fulfilled its purpose.
What any user of carbon dioxide should avoid if at all possible is to produce CO2 for the application and then simply release it into the atmosphere.
Fortunately, there are technologies available that make this unnecessary, such as reusing or capturing CO2.
Even better, while the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is increasingly punished by governments trying to curb the effects of climate change, e.g. in the form of taxes and fines, the aforementioned technologies are often incentivized.
That is why carbon capture is enjoying growing popularity. This technology not only prevents CO2 from being released into the atmosphere – and therefore allows businesses to do their part to protect the environment – it is also a financially attractive option.
How attractive? In many cases, the entire return on investment in carbon capture equipment comes from lower taxes. In addition, any CO2 that is not reused can either be stored or sold.
Finally, in a world in which customers are increasingly environmentally aware and sustainability is a major selling point, carbon capture can also offer businesses an image boost as a green company that cares about the world we share and does its part to preserve it.