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Carbon Credits and CO2 Emissions
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) was an initiative established by the Kyoto Protocol to promote the development of projects that help to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries.
Enaex currently has two CDM projects to reduce nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions generated during the production of nitric acid, raw material used for ammonium nitrate.
These projects allow to reduce altogether, nearly 90% of the potential emissions. Part of these reductions are certified before the United Nations as carbon credits (CERCs).
What is the carbon footprint?
Carbon Footprint is the totality of CO2 emissions and other Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emitted to the atmosphere and generated by an individual, organization, event or product.
These emissions are quantified following the international standard of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (and expressed in metric tons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e).
Calculating the carbon footprint is the first big step to know and manage the main GHG emissions sources of a process, which allows to obtain a strategic instrument to communicate, guarantee, disseminate and multiply the environmental liability exercise thus adding value to the Company.
What does it include?
The carbon footprint calculates direct and indirect emissions:
Direct emissions: Those generated by the company’s own sources, or controlled by it. For instance: Fossil fuel consumption and emissions from processes.
Indirect emissions: Those that the company cannot control directly. For instance: Emissions from the purchase of electric power or transportation (car, airplane trips).
Enaex Products’ Carbon Footprint
The products’ carbon footprint, according to the GHG Protocol standard, is defined as the whole amount of GHGs emitted by a product since its production and until its recycling or final disposal.
Enaex calculated the emissions of its main explosive products (CO2 ton /product ton):
Enaex, pioneer to measure carbon footprint in the blasting process
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENERGY OPTIMIZACIÓN
Enaex, thanks to the implementation of energy efficiency and emission reduction projects, produces Prillex ammonium nitrate with the lowest carbon footprint of the local market. (i ,8 tCO2e).
WHAT IS NOT MEASURED IS NOT MANAGED
Enaex calculated the GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emissions of its main explosive products to integrate the blasting emissions to our mining clients’ “energy consumption” chain.
According to the standard established by PAS 2050 and the GHG Protocol, the Carbon footprint of a product considers the emissions of consumables that give origin to it, as well as those of its manufacturing process (direct and indirect) and transportation to its final destination.
Knowing the explosive products’ CO2 emissions allows to establish and study the best alternatives for design and products mix to optimize the energy use in the whole comminution process.