The CO2 Counter
Trees get their energy from sunlight through photo synthesis. In this process they absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 from the air and process the carbons into their own cells. An adult 50-year old tree has filtered about a ton of CO2 from the air. This only gets released when the tree dies and decomposes.
In order to be able to neutralise a ton of CO2 emission, about 50 new trees should be planted in the tropics (or 100 in Europe). A ship that uses dual fuel, such as the demo ship Argonon, causes significantly less emission of CO2. For each 500 meters a ship sails, fewer trees need to be planted to compensate the effect on the environment. Each buoy marks a decrease in carbon emission!
The counter starts running as soon as The Argonon sets sail, so keep an eye on our website!
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