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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.
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.
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.
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.