REDUCTION
EMISSIONS

Today being sustainable is an increasingly important requirement for companies, but for us it is above all a personal commitment and a moral obligation.

At General Burners, we work every day to ensure continuous innovation to be put at the service of safeguarding the planet. In our experience, we have seen a considerable drop in emissions through the use of alternative fuels such as hydrogen and biogas. 

Our values are grounded in transparency and correct information, but also in the constant development of new technologies that can ensure compliance with NOx emission standards and the Carbon Footprint.

WHAT IS IT?

CARBON FOOTPRINT

Carbon Footprint is a parameter used to estimate greenhouse gas emissions, focusing mainly on CO2 emissions, generated by a production cycle.

The use of traditional fossil fuels such as Natural Gas, diesel, or other fuels generate a certain amount of pollutants during combustion including CO2.

Research and development have shown that the combustion of hydrogen, even through forced-air burners, does not generate CO2 in the combustion process making this type of gas among the most attractive from a CO2 reduction perspective.

Hydrogen (H2) is not available in nature as a gas and therefore must be produced.

An interesting production method is electrolysis.

This process requires electricity that can be derived from renewable sources, and because of this the hydrogen produced is referred to as “Green Hydrogen.”

In other cases hydrogen may be available as a product derived from chemical and industrial processes. In these cases hydrogen is often burned in the atmosphere constituting a waste of resources.

There is the possibility of using it as a fuel in a burner enhancing this waste product and generating useful thermal energy.

Why is it important to lower the Carbon Footprint?

On the path to companies becoming increasingly sustainable, the Carbon Footprint parameter cannot be ignored.

In fact, on the one hand it allows us to make an estimate of the impact produced by emissions on climate change, and on the other hand it helps us in surveying our environmental and energy efficiency.

what are they?

NOX EMISSIONS

Generically defined as NOx, nitrogen oxides are atmospheric pollutants that are generated as a result of the high temperature that develops in combustion or in natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions and lightning strikes.

The high temperature in these circumstances triggers chemical reactions that dissociate the nitrogen molecules in the air or fuel, giving rise to the NO and NO2 molecules that are the main constituents of NOx.

HOW CAN NOx EMISSIONS BE LIMITED
?

To combat NOx, respect the environment and comply with current regulations, a number of steps must be taken:

Step 1
Use burners with high efficiency combustion head
Step 2

Equipping the burner with an efficient control system to ensure the optimum air/fuel ratio

Step 3

Install an FGR flue gas recirculation system to lower the flame temperature