Nowadays being sustainable is an increasingly important requirement for companies, but our real mission is to consider it as a personal commitment and a moral duty. Here in General Bruciatori we work every day to ensure continuous innovation placed at the service of safeguarding the planet. According to our experience, we have noticed a considerable drop in emissions as a result of using alternative fuels such as hydrogen and biogas.
Our values are based on transparency and accurate information, but also on constant development of new technologies able to ensure compliance with NOx emission standards and with the Carbon Footprint.
The Carbon Footprint is a parameter used to estimate greenhouse gas emissions, mainly focused on CO2 emissions generated by a production cycle. The use of traditional fossil fuels such as natural gas, diesel or other fuels generates a certain amount of pollutants during their combustion, including CO2. R&D has proven that the combustion of hydrogen, even using forced-air burners, does not generate CO2 during the combustion process, making this type of gas one of the most interesting in terms of CO2 reduction. Hydrogen (H2) is not available in nature as a gas and therefore has to be produced. An interesting production method is electrolysis. This process requires electricity, which can be obtained from renewable sources, so that the hydrogen produced is defined as ‘green hydrogen’. In other cases, hydrogen may be available as a product resulting from chemical and industrial processes. In these cases, hydrogen is often burned in the atmosphere, which constitutes a waste of resources. There is also the possibility of using it as a fuel in a burner, thereby exploiting this waste product and generating useful thermal energy.
The Carbon Footprint is one of the most significant parameters that can be used to help companies become more sustainable.
On one hand it allows us to estimate the impact of emissions in terms of climate change and on the other it helps us to measure our environmental and energy efficiency.
Generally known as NOx, nitrogen oxides are atmospheric pollutants generated by high temperatures during combustion or natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions and lightning. The high temperature in these circumstances triggers chemical reactions that dissociate the nitrogen molecules contained in the air or fuel creating NO and NO2 molecules, considered the main constituents of NOx.
In order to limit NOx, be environmentally friendly and comply with regulations, a number of measures must be adopted: