What is the Carbon Productivity Consortium
The main objective is to reconcile the use of fossil fuels with the need to protect the natural environment.
The secret here lies in maintaining the enthusiasm and vision necessary to get rid of the cliches and commit to finding a compromise between these issues in the spirit of growth. The key lies in the ‘x10’ Formula:
To improve 10 times the energy produced by a unit of fuel.
How? Through finding new solutions to manage processes, optimising the use of raw materials and/or using innovative technologies to recover what gets lost in the atmosphere and reuse it transforming it into products. There is another linked initiative lunched by the United Nations: the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 objectives to be achieved by 2030 to protect our ecosystem.
There’s already an online platform where Carbon Productivity Consortium offers to companies two practical tools to help them embrace this new innovative vision of the future.
1. The Carbon Productivity Tool analyses production processes and allow you to calculate how, where and how much you can optimise the use of fossil fuels through nine levers and criteria developed for this specific objective.
2. The Carbon Productivity Map tracks down in continuous progress the private and institutional realities aimed at improving carbon productivity.
The objective of the Consortium and Covestro - one of its major supporters - is to promote a new mentality that favours vision and innovation through research, underlining the necessity to to let the Earth breathe but also generating benefits of the economic growth and preserving a good reputation. Moving in this direction will bring benefits to everyone involved.