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Cold Jet Sustainability

 

Since 1988, Cold Jet has been improving the environment by utilizing recycled CO2 as dry ice for a cooling and cleaning medium.

From keeping temperature sensitive products cold to removing stubborn contaminants from industrial equipment, dry ice is the most sustainable solution on the market.

Giving CO2 A Second Life

Our environmentally sustainable solutions are based on the conversion of waste carbon dioxide (CO2) into a value added, commercially useful product – dry ice.

Dry ice is the product of a carbon capture and utilization (CCU) process in which CO2 is captured at industrial and biogas facilities, recycled, and converted to dry ice.

The CO2 that would have otherwise been discarded as waste is given a second life as a cooling and cleaning medium.

 

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From recycled CO2 to dry ice for environmentally

sustainable cooling and cleaning methods.

 

 

 

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No Additional Emission Scoring

The use of dry ice does not add to your greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions/CO2e or carbon footprint calculation.

The CO2 that forms dry ice was already accounted for when it was produced at the industrial or biogas facility. The CO2 that forms dry ice is considered a recycled product.

 

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Environmental Sustainability of Dry Ice Quote - California Air Resources Board

 

Environmental, Social, and Governance at Cold Jet

 

Innovative technologies that put recycled CO2 to work –

for a cleaner, healthier planet.

Sustainability Benefits of Dry Ice

Dry ice is a water-free, waste-free, and chemical-free solution that is helping organizations improve their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) scores. It replaces common cleaning and transport cooling methods that are damaging to the environment.

 

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Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

 

Reduce or Eliminate Water Usage

  • Water risk and water scarcity are major environmental concerns – especially in developing countries
  • An estimated 40% of water at industrial facilities is used for sanitation
  • The rising cost of water is a major concern
    • The all-in cost of water is three to fives times greater than the price companies report[1]
    • The average cost of water increased by 60% in the 30 largest US cities from 2010 – 2019[1]
    • Financial impact from water risk is 3x greater than carbon risk[1]

Reduce or Eliminate Chemical Usage

  • Eliminate downstream contamination
  • Workers are not exposed to chemical cleaning agents and airborne particulate
  • Dry ice reduces GhG scores by eliminating the need for solvent cleaning[2]

Reduce Waste

  • Traditional cleaning practices require single use brushes, pads, and rags that end up in landfills

Increase Energy Efficiency

  • Dry ice blasting enables more frequent cleanings, which ensures heavy machinery is operating at peak energy efficiency

 

Benefits of Cooling With Dry Ice

 

Eliminate Additional Emissions

  • Refrigerated vehicles use up to 15% more fuel than standard delivery vehicles and release 18% more nitrogen oxide emissions[3]

Replace Traditional Cooling Methods

  • Dry ice allows companies to replace resource intensive and waste generating gel packs with an environmentally sustainable cooling medium

Increased Fuel Efficiency For Shipping

  • Dry ice sublimates throughout transit and continually loses weight, which helps logistics companies experience greater fuel efficiencies

Exceeding Sustainability Goals

for Global Companies.

 

 

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  • full-color Silgan Plastics logo on white background
  • Electrolux Logo
  • General Mills Logo
  • Mondelez International Logo
  • Rolls Royce Logo
  • Goodyear Logo
  • Rastelli's Logo
  • Butcher Box Logo
  • Nike Logo
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  • Plastics & Composites

    Environmentally sustainable cleaning of plastic molds for the manufacture of sanitary products

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  • General

    Electrolux improves sustainability goals while cutting costs and scrap with dry ice blasting

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  • Food & Beverage

    General Mills reduces water usage and equipment downtime while increasing productivity by 80%

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  • Contract Cleaning

    Contractor cleans and decontaminates over 1,000 vessels after an environmental disaster

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  • Packaging

    Packaging manufacturer experiences rapid return on investment with dry ice blasting

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  • Contract Cleaning

    Contractor safely removes asphalt from construction vehicles without water or chemicals

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  • Printing

    Dry ice blasting minimizes chemical use and provides a higher quality clean

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  • Oil & Gas

    In ethanol facility dry ice cleaning removes corn dust from economizers without the complications of water

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The Future of Dry Ice is Carbon Neutral

As the CO2 market evolves, new sources of CO2 continue to be developed. In recent years, biogas sites have begun to come online.

Biogas sites range from anaerobic digesters on farms, food waste sites, and landfills to water resource recovery facilities. In each type of site, the CO2 is derived from breaking down organic waste. These sites capture CO2 as an off-gas and recycle it, but biogas sites differ in that the CO2 captured derives from the Earth’s natural carbon cycle.

Therefore, CO2 recycled at these sites is carbon neutral. We are committed to engaging with and growing the market for carbon neutral dry ice.

 

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Our Commitment to Sustainability

From the beginning, our focus has been on developing environmentally sustainable solutions. Upon our founding, Cold Jet’s singular mission was to replace the use of toxic chemicals in aircraft coatings removal. In the proceeding years, the operational, environmental, and societal value of dry ice solutions became clear across all industries.

In addition to providing the global marketplace with sustainable solutions, we are committed to improving our environmental performance and to leaving a sustainable legacy for future generations.

We believe that this is a central part of being a responsible and successful company and will help us to protect and enhance our global environment. To do our part, we have initiated several operational practices and are dedicated to continual improvement.

 

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The Cold Jet commitment to a cleaner, healthier planet.

 

Cold Jet ESG Commitment

 

Cold Jet has assembled a global Green Team to suggest and

pinpoint areas for efficiency improvements.

 

We are committed to reducing materials, waste, and emissions from

our business and equipment, from production to operation.

 

 

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Sustainability of Dry Ice:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! In addition to recycling waste CO2 and giving it a second life, dry ice provides further environmental value by eliminating negative externalities of common sanitation, parts finishing, surface preparation, and transport cooling processes, such as excessive water use in sanitation, environmental and health effects from chemical use, additional greenhouse gas emissions via refrigerated trucks and aerosols, and additional waste from single use cleaning products, such as rags, pads, and brushes.

  • No. Dry ice is a recycled product. It consists of CO2 that was recycled from other industrial processes. In the calculation of a carbon footprint, GhG or CO2e scores, dry ice does not contribute to the total. The CO2 making up the dry ice was already accounted for once at the original point of production at the industrial facility. Dry ice does not create new emissions.

    In fact, dry ice is often replacing harmful alternatives that add to a carbon footprint, such as chemical solvent cleaning and refrigerated trucks.

  • CO2 is not an inherently harmful molecule. It is vital to life on Earth and is a critical commodity in a number of core industries. Yet, excessive CO2 emissions have necessitated the reduction of its concentration in the atmosphere.

  • Emissions from the commercial CO2 market (20-22 million tons/year) are negligible compared to the overall global CO2 emissions (42 billion tons/year). Emissions from the commercial CO2 market represent just 0.052% of the total global CO2 emissions.

References:

  1. Barclays. Calculating the true cost of water for the Consumer Staples sector. www.cib.barclays. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  2. Institute for Research and Technical Assistance. Alternative Low-VOC Release Agents and Mold Cleaners for Industrial Molding, Concrete Stamping and Asphalt Applications. www.irta.us. Retrieved 15 March 2022. 
  3. Elsevier. Real-world CO2 and NOx emissions from refrigerated vans. www.sciencedirect.com. Retrieved 15 March 2022.

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