Carbonomics® is a leader in helping businesses realize the potential of carbon credits in the US and international emission-trading markets. Carbonomics identifies greenhouse-gas (GHG) reduction opportunities, determines how projects can generate carbon credits, and guides companies through the entire process - from project inception to annual verification.
Carbonomics® also helps local governments set up community choice programs that accelerate renewable energy development and reduce GHGs.
All three of the first SF6-reduction methodologies were written by Carbonomics staff. Almost all the industries that use SF6 – the power sector, the magnesium industry, LCD-panel manufacturing – now have abatement options that can reduce or eliminate the most powerful greenhouse gas. SF6 has a global warming potential of almost 23,000 – meaning that for every ton of SF6 reduced, 23,000 credits can be generated. As a molecule that stays in the atmosphere for 3,200 years and is extremely efficient at absorbing solar radiation, SF6 is a particularly important issue for these industries.
Molten magnesium with a cover gas to protect the metal from reacting with air. Most often, SF6 is used as the cover gas. Carbonomics staff developed one of the first projects in the US to use an alternative gas to SF6.