originally posted by Roger Harrabin, BBC environment analyst December 2020. edited by Excalibre Tech…
Walkers says it will reduce CO2 emissions from its manufacturing process by 70% thanks to new technology processes.
The technology, developed by a Government funded start-up called CCM, will use CO2 captured from beer fermentation in a brewery, which is then mixed with potato waste to make fertiliser which will be spread on potato crop fields.
Creating fertiliser normally produces high CO2 emissions, but the technology adopted by Walkers makes fertiliser without generating CO2. Combing the processes of these two pub favourites seems like to perfect combination!.
It stops the emission of brewery CO2 going into the atmosphere and saves on the CO2 normally generated by fertiliser
The fertiliser was trialled on potato seed beds this year, and next year Walkers will install CCm equipment at its Leicester factory to prepare for its 2022 crop.
CCU and CCS zero emissions tech
The CCm tech falls into the technology category of Carbon Capture and Usage (CCU). Related inventions are already being harnessed to create fuels, polymers, fertilisers, proteins, foams and building blocks. Although CCU is currently used on a small scale because the tech is new and because production of waste CO2 from society vastly outweighs demand for it.
CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage), of which the Prime Minister is a keen advocate, is more widely used as it catches emissions from chimneys, compresses them and pumps them into underground rocks where they can’t heat the climate.
Many of these new carbon usage firms are actually carbon-negative and promote the circular economy, in which wastes are turned into raw materials.
The EU is trying to prompt all industries to adopt this principle, because firms will need to emit zero emissions by 2050. Walkers brand owner, PepsiCo, is looking to extend the CCm project by feeding oats and corn with the “circular” fertiliser.
How can I reduce my carbon emissions?
So aside from going to the pub and ordering emissions-friendly Walkers crips how can individuals and businesses make active choices to reduce your carbon emissions?
- Eat mostly fruits, veggies, grains, and beans. Meat and dairy is responsible for 14.5 percent of manmade global greenhouse gas emissions
- Do an energy audit of your home. This will show how you use or waste energy and help identify ways to be more energy efficient.
- Use public transport when possible– less people are currently travelling on public transport, increasing more single drivers.
- If you drive diesel, then maintain your DPF
- Buy less stuff! and buy used or recycled items whenever possible.
- Update diesel vehicles to Euro 6
- Have a carbon neutral Christmas
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