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

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

Global warming

Is climate protection really achievable?

CO2

Climatologists are convinced that the atmosphere is heating up as a result of CO2 emissions that we ourselves have created. The anticipated temperature increase by 2050 is at least one degree, rising to up to 6 degrees Celsius by 2100. This is expected to result in more weather damage, famines, social unrest, and migration. So can we slow these climate changes down? And what is SICK contribution towards environmental protection? Continue reading

Maritime emission monitoring

Full speed ahead: it pays to protect the environment

A container ship consumes an average of approx. 50 tons heavy fuel oil for each day at sea, depending on the ship’s size, load, and how it is operated. Proportional amounts of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and soot are released out at sea through the stack. The alternative is to invest in exhaust gas cleaning as well as in reliable exhaust gas measuring technology and monitoring systems. It is even an investment where it is possible to make money. Ship engines can cost-effectively be run on heavy fuel oil in emission control areas using modern exhaust gas cleaning and MARSIC ship emissions measuring devices. Operating costs can be significantly reduced and this money invested in environmental protection pays off in as little as 12 to 18 months, according to a study by Germanischer Lloyd.  Continue reading