Commended environmental protection

SICK receives Business Award for the Environment


Environmental protection is part of the SICK corporate culture. SICK was awarded from the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector of Baden-Württemberg for their environmental and climate protection efforts, careful use of resources, and efficient energy consumption. The environmental award of 10,000 euros pays tribute to the “outstanding environmental protection and the environmentally-oriented management”. Continue reading

Associated petroleum gas measuring in Russia

Putting an end to waste


With the production of oil, the Russian government has recognized the potential to enhance its environmental protection credentials and improve energy efficiency. This also includes making good use of the associated petroleum gas (APG) that is a by-product of oil production. The complex measurement of the APG flow rate which is also required from a legal perspective is a task that the SICK FLOWSIC100 Flare is able to undertake, and under the most challenging weather and gas conditions. Continue reading

Turning garbage into revenue

Energy as a waste product


Garbage that is burned and converted into power, district heat, and ash releases significantly fewer climate-damaging gases than garbage deposited in landfills. However, the practice of thermal recycling (which converts waste into energy) is also booming because, all over the world, there is an increasing amount of garbage and less landfill space. Across the globe, approximately 230 waste-to-energy plants will soon be added to the 2,200 or so that are currently in operation. The aim is to achieve greater efficiency, lower costs, and reduced CO² emissions through metal recycling, ash treatment, and waste heat recovery. Continuous measuring technology helps to determine efficiency reserves. Continue reading

Using CO2 “green” products

Cutting emissions: there is another way


The energy revolution has also brought to light the fact that carbon dioxide is only a bad thing when it is released into the air. If, however, CO2 is captured and stored, it could make a significant contribution to reducing CO2 and generating “green” products. Carbon dioxide is the key ingredient in the power-to-gas concept, for example. This technology involves storing renewable energy in the form of synthetic methane gas to provide a combined solution that both reduces CO2 and allows problematic green power surpluses to be stored. What’s more, CO2 forms part of the process for producing plastics which are free of petroleum. Continue reading

Reducing dust emissions

Air thickness in India


Aerosols, suspended dust, and fine particulates are three important things when it comes to pollution control and emission reduction. The smaller the dust particles, the worse the effect on health. In India, there’s a lot of dust. This is why the country took the decision to significantly reduce these emission levels with as little impact on the cost to the national economy as possible. Continue reading