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So what does being Carbon Neutral actually mean?

At CO2 Neutral Conferencing we are leading the way not only in minimizing our carbon emissions through our business ethics but also in practicing what we preach – offsetting our already minimal carbon footprint.

So what does being Carbon Neutral actually mean?

Richard Tipper, the technical director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management

“The term carbon neutral was actually registered 15 years ago by the Carbon Neutral Company, it has only been in the last few years that the phrase has been widely adopted. It has now become a generic term for all schemes to reduce emissions and environmental impact.”

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CO2 Neutral Conferencing is recognized as officially NoCO2 certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute since 2008, we are following through with new and innovative ways to run our business successfully, methodically, whilst saving money and the planet all at the same time. We are the first carbon neutral conferencing service provider and we are market leaders in our field.

We support many different carbon projects to offset our energy consumption, but one our favourites are the Hanuman Biomass renewable energy project. It’s a biomass fired renewable energy project based in Chhattisgarh state, situated in central eastern India. The project generates renewable energy from the collection and clean burning of waste agricultural products, such as rice husks, purchased from local farmers. The farmers are paid for their waste, providing a new source of income for the local community.

The paper and pulp plant of Hanuman Agro Industries used to fire coal to meet the on-site steam demand. Electricity had to be imported from the grid. In addition to the direct emissions this electricity import from the regional grid – also dependent on coal – led to an overall high greenhouse gas emission level. Supported by carbon offset revenues the plant owners decided to replace these installations with a 2.5 megawatt co-generation unit. The new equipment is fired with biomass and supplies all electricity and steam required for the plant’s production processes. The demand for biomass –especially rice husk – gives a value to a residue that so far had been left to decay in the fields.

Thus, the whole region profits from using a local, self-dependent and environmentally friendly fuel source.

In our next Blog find out what we do differently to minimize our internal carbon footprint.

 

September 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Category: CO2 Neutral



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