Carbon dioxide occurs in the air as a gas and makes up 0.04% of the atmosphere. If this concentration increases, the heat emitted by the earth and the sun's rays reflected by the earth can no longer be sufficiently emitted via the atmosphere - a greenhouse effect is created. The problem of the increase in concentration is man-made due to the combustion of fossil fuels, which produces the unwanted carbon dioxide.
Currently, only companies from the energy sector, industrial groups and airlines pay for their harmful emissions in Germany. The Federal Environment Agency has calculated a price of 25 euros per tonne of CO2 produced during combustion for 2021. It can be assumed that this tax will also be passed on to daily goods and services that were produced in a climate-damaging way. We already see this impact in rising heating and fuel costs. A further tightening will come into effect in 2026, from then on carbon dioxide emissions will only be possible via CO2 certificate trading.
We draw analogous conclusions for Austria! For us, this means "dressing warmly" or looking for alternative green solutions!
We, here at Green Sentinel, live and breathe the search for environmentally sound, or even better, environmentally improving, measures. Our RSR process for sewage sludge treatment and recovery of recyclable materials is one such measure and scores points with a clearly verifiable CO2 reduction throughout the entire process. When one considers that in Germany approx. 1.8 million tonnes of sewage sludge dry matter are produced each year, most of which is transported by lorry to the nearest incineration plant over a distance of several hundred kilometres - then it must become clear that this cannot be the future. We have to rethink, we have to think in cycles, we have to take responsibility in order to leave our next generations a planet worth living on!
With our RSR process, we are helping to stop the senseless incineration of sewage sludge and to make its potential usable again!