In addition to its use of innovative energy-saving technologies, Greatview has committed from 2020 to purchasing 100% of its electrical power for its German factory from renewable, carbon-free sources.
The power is sourced from solar, wind and hydro-electric installations, certified from the German Federal Environment Agency.
With an annual factory consumption of 13 million kW-h, this represents a saving of 5,000 tons of CO2 relative to conventional thermal power sources.
To give this some perspective, an 80-year-old beech tree in Europe might absorb 12.5 kg of CO2 in a typical year, so this saving represents the annual carbon sequestration of 400,000 mature trees.1
Or suppose a car consumes 8l/100 km, the CO2 emission will be 190 g/km.2
The annual saved amount of CO2 represents more than 26 million km in that car, corresponding to 6500 trips around the world or 33 trips to the moon and back.
- Wie viele Bäume braucht es, um eine Tonne CO2 zu binden?: https://www.co2online.de/service/klima-orakel/beitrag/wie-viele-baeume-braucht-es-um-eine-tonne-co2-zu-binden-10658/
- CO2-Rechner für Auto, Flugzeug und Co.: https://www.quarks.de/umwelt/klimawandel/co2-rechner-fuer-auto-flugzeug-und-co/