FuelCell Energy, Inc. announced a new Carbon Savings Calculator for companies looking to gain greater insight into how the carbon dioxide (CO(2)) produced by their operation across Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions can be recycled and used in their business. This approach provides an alternative to purchasing CO(2), often times from much higher polluting sources such as ethanol facilities, as many businesses do today, and can help avoid the business risk of rapidly rising CO(2) prices and scarcity of supply. CO(2), the most commercially produced greenhouse gas, plays a crucial role in their everyday products and supply chain that can often go unnoticed to the everyday consumer.
The gas is used in a variety of processes including refrigeration, dry ice for pharmaceuticals, pH balancing of drinking water, food security (extending the shelf life of food), carbonated beverages, water purification and more. As society looks to reduce emissions, businesses are setting more aggressive net-zero targets. FuelCell Energy presents a compelling opportunity for manufacturers, food processors, hospitals, and a broad range of commercial and industrial customers to recycle CO(2.) Once captured and concentrated by fuel cells that sit on the manufacturing site, the CO(2) has many potential uses.
Examples of common use cases for CO(2) are beverage grade CO(2), meat processing, enabling food transportation and extending food shelf life. It can also be used to make dry ice, applied to water treatment processes, or aid in the production of cement and plastics.