It’s not utopia…
It may seem paradox, but we made mobility emission negative. Obviously we cannot share all our know-how, but we want our customers and curious individuals to understand the principles. Interested? See below!
… and it’s ethical.
Negative Emission Technologies have become a hot topic and surely are the future of sustainability. However, we from CMS are the first to have created a NET that does not pose any threat to parts of our eco-system. Check out a comparison below!
How It’s Done
The production of our CO2-negative biogas StrawMethaneBeyond!ZeroEmission and CO2-free mixed gas Zero3 resides entirely on a circular economy with five distinct steps – Each forming a vital part to CMS‘ value chain. Click through the table below to see what each step comprises and how we ultimately achieve negative emission mobility.
- I. Cultivation
- II. Straw Acquisition
- III. Straw Digestion
- IV. Carbon Stabilization
- V. Biochar Application
Wheat, rice and other straw-bearing plants are cultivated in common practice and processed into food and feed, such as flour, bread, rice or mash. As they grow, (these) plants abstract giga-tons of carbon from the atmosphere via their photosynthesis process.
The corresponding harvest creates the byproduct „straw“ in abundant quantities. However, in oder to maintain a healthy humus balance and ultimately ensure a healthy harvest for the succeeding season, farmers are typically inclined to plow 2/3 of said straw into their crop land. With our patented technology, this is an obligation of the past. Steps 4 and 5 of our production process fertilizes their soil more effective and longer than any straw or other soil improver, allowing us to utilize all 100% of the emerging straw.
Via anaerobe bacterial digestion, decentralized/local biogas plants convert said straw and manure into biogas – also known as Methane (CH4). It is either injected into their local gas grid, or liquified and transported to regional LNG hubs and gas stations.
Our digestion residues still contain 65% of the straw’s atmospheric carbon from Step 1. We thus have our residues undergo a special form of chemical-physical stabilization into biochar which prevents the carbon (C) to react with oxygen (O2) to CO2 – for millennia. We allocate the resulting decarbonization effect to our biofuel, which thereby becomes heavily CO2-negative. Alternatively, we can allocate our CO2-negativity as a carbon removal service to our customers‘ operations.
Our Biochar’s properties allow it to serve as an excellent soil improver and is thus plowed into crop land that delivered the straw, or into infertile land of regions in need.
CMS versus other Negative Emission Technologies
The table above represents a visual comparison between our Negative Emission Technology (NET) and those who have been existing so far. Although other NETs are a step into the right direction, they all pose a threat to at least one part of our environment. Extracting CO2 from the atmosphere is what our planet needs – but harming our biodiversity, or promoting world hunger in return? That cannot be the idea.
We are thus proud to advance Negative Emission Technologies towards true and ethical sustainability by implementing one that only promotes food security, reduces water pollution and improves soil quality to major extents. Even better, our process not only decarbonizes the atmosphere, but we thereby create biofuels which make our cities cleaner, lives healthier and ultimately contribute to the preservation of our planet.