Companies are already aware that climate change has significantly intensified over the past few years. Human action on Earth has provoked reactions in the environment that can trigger a series of harmful events for the planet in the future.
Much of the impact on nature comes from the high emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, which ends up causing air pollution, an increase in the Earth's temperature and, consequently, the defrosting of the polar ice caps.
Carbon dioxide is mostly emitted by the energy sector. For this reason, companies in the segment and companies with a high percentage of energy consumption have been looking for alternative ways to provide their services in a more sustainable manner.
With a coronavirus pandemic that forced people to stay at home, some unexpected events were observed around the globe. The long-polluted rivers of Venice, Italy, saw the return of fish for the first time in years. Residents of the state of Punjab, India, were able to see the Himalayan mountains from 160 km away for the first time in 30 years.
These and many other events were only possible after the reduction in the proliferation of people, which caused several questions and attracted everyone's attention to the need for more sustainable measures. This new public concern makes the industries - responsible for around 35% of energy consumption in Brazil - to start looking for cleaner ways to operate in the field. Decarbonization is one of the most talked about trends for the coming years and a possible solution to the problem. But what is a decarbonization?
The decarbonization trend in Brazil can be proven by the National Energy Plan 2050 and the Decennial Energy Expansion Plan 2030, approved in December 2020 and February 2021, respectively. Basically, decarbonization aims to reduce the amount of carbon emitted into the atmosphere. For this, it is necessary to promote some changes in consumption and even in energy production.
Brazil has the advantage of having a large amount of natural resources that could generate energy in alternative ways. Among some solutions for industries to consume energy more intelligently, the best known include:
Biomass: renewable energy source that comes from organic matter (animal or vegetable) that can be used as fuel for boilers and other environments in industries and companies in general;
Solar energy: not being new to the market, solar energy has grown by 200% since 2012. The climatic conditions in Brazil favor the use of this renewable source.
The change in consumption by industries demonstrates their concern with the future and with the transformation of the means of production into something more sustainable. With the acquisition of a new behavior towards the environment, brands can only gain, as, in a time when everyone is concerned about the impacts on nature (especially post-pandemic), having greener attitudes promotes a better image for companies .
In addition, renewable energy sources also provide smarter consumption, increasing efficiency and energy savings. In other words, helping the environment benefits everyone and solves much more than a problem.
With all these energy consumption issues in mind, Prosumir offers an alternative to industries to make them more sustainable. The Pressure Reducing Turbine (TRP) was created to unify the increase in energy efficiency of companies with the reduction of the environmental impact caused by them.
TRP technology is 100% national and designed to reduce energy consumption in factories. It was developed by the CEO of Prosumir, Julio Vieira, and had its first tests performed in 2014 in the laboratories of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
The Pressure Reducing Turbine proposes to replace the reducing valves by generating energy, that is, instead of wasting heat, energy is generated with it. The mechanism promotes savings of 10% to 20% in electricity costs. One of the examples of TRP's efficiency is Ambev (a company in the beverage sector), which, when operating in one of its factories with the technology, was able to save 15% in energy.
Ideas and solutions like these can transform not only the efficiency of companies but also the future of the entire planet. Follow this work to find out about our innovations in sustainability and energy efficiency.