Carbon Offsets For Businesses in the Prairie State
As consumers continue to become more ecologically conscious, offsetting your Illinois business’ carbon footprint can be both good for the environment and good for your bottom line.
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Carbon Offsets For Businesses in the Prairie State
Carbon offset programs are used by Illinois businesses to neutralize their carbon emissions. The carbon offset projects offered by these programs are intended to provide real reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon offset programs allow companies to invest in carbon offset projects, locally or internationally, as a way of balancing their carbon footprint. For example, a Illinois business may choose to invest in programs to offset employees’ air travel or the carbon required to deliver their products. Choosing the correct carbon offset project is also an important step in this process or by using a carbon offset retailer, the initial leg work is done by a reputable company.
Carbon offset projects for businesses in Illinois
To begin, carbon offset projects are developed by project developers. Grow Tomorrow, for example, develops Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) projects in North and South America. These REDD+ projects, which have been independently validated and verified against both the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standard (CCBS) with Gold Level Distinction, are collectively preserving thousands of hectares, benefitting 2,000+ local community members, and providing habitat to a tremendous amount of terrestrial biodiversity.
Working with the Best Carbon Offset Providers and Carbon Offsetting Companies in Illinois
Before an Illinois business chooses a program to support, always make sure that the efforts are maximized and have a positive impact on the planet for the long term. Protecting old growth forests (as long as they actually need protecting) and reestablishing biodiverse ecosystems through reforestation offer some of the best, lasting solutions for removing carbon emissions and fighting climate change, both of which are supported by Grow Tomorrow
Reduce your carbon footprint with the help of Grow Tomorrow. Purchase carbon offsets that fit your custom situation in Illinois.
Contact the Grow Tomorrow team for an audit of your Illinois business’ carbon footprint, and then choose a plan below.
Carbon Offset Research References
Abstract. In recent years, carbon dioxide (CO2) emission has become a major concern as the amount of the emitted gas significantly increases annually. Consequently, this phenomenon contributes to global warming. Several CO2 capture methods, including chemical adsorption by activated carbon, have been proposed.
Abstract. Scientists have developed the first low-cost system for splitting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen – a process that’s crucial if we’re going to ramp up renewable energy use in the future.
Abstract. Researchers have discovered a metal complex that catalyzes two important reactions, splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen (water oxidation) and reducing carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide (carbon dioxide reduction), in an electrochemical cell for splitting carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide and oxygen.
Abstract. If the world wants to avoid catastrophic climate change, switching to a carbon neutral society is not enough. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that limiting global warming to 1.5C by 2100 will require technologies such as DAC for “large-scale deployment of carbon dioxide removal measures” – large-scale meaning many billions of tonnes, or gigatonnes, each year.
Abstract. Global warming occurs when air pollutants collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation, and as much as 80% of global warming is caused by carbon dioxide alone. Many metropolitan cities like Delhi, India have carbon dioxide (CO2 ) levels 11 times higher than the levels recommended by the World Health Organization. Prior research has mainly concentrated on removing CO2 from sources like automobile exhaust and industry effluents. However, there has been limited research pertaining to the use of hydroxides to reduce CO2 in ambient air. We therefore conducted experiments to identify the most suitable hydroxide in solid form to capture low concentrations of CO2.
Abstract. Mineral carbonation processes use waste carbon dioxide (CO2) to produce construction materials. Mineral carbonation offers an attractive route to CO2 utilization because (1) solid carbonates, the main products of mineral carbonation reactions, are already used in construction materials markets; (2) the chemistry involved in making carbonates based on calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg) is well known; (3) carbonation can consume large amounts of CO2 by chemically binding it into stable, long-lived mineral carbonates; and (4) the reaction of CO2 with alkaline solids is thermodynamically favored, thereby needing little, if any, extrinsic energy. This chapter assesses the current state of research in mineral carbonation, highlights pathways to convert CO2 to carbonates consisting of calcite (CaCO3), magnesite (MgCO3), or mixtures of the two (see Figure 3-1), and identifies market and environmental considerations relevant to the commercialization of mineral carbonation technologies.
Abstract.Conversion of carbon dioxide into hydrocarbons using solar energy is an attractive strategy for storing such a renewable source of energy into the form of chemical energy (a fuel). This can be achieved in a system coupling a photovoltaic (PV) cell to an electrochemical cell (EC) for CO2 reduction.