What is the greenhouse effect?
What are greenhouse gases?
Greenhouse gases are gases in the atmosphere which, due to their particular characteristics, absorb and emit radiation in the Earth's atmosphere, warming the Earth's surface.
- Carbon dioxide (CO2): the main greenhouse gas. One of the main sources for CO2 in the atmosphere is fossil fuel combustion – coal, petroleum, and natural gas.
- Methane (CH4): second only to CO2. It is mainly generated through stock-farming.
- Nitrous oxide (N2O): it contributes at about 5% to the greenhouse effect. It is mainly generated by nitrogen fertilizers, fossil fuel combustion, and some industrial processes.
- Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6): these are artificial gases, whose contribution to the greenhouse effect by mass unit is a hundred times greater than that of carbon dioxide.
Addressing the issue
In an effort to put an end to global warming, the majority of the developed countries have agreed to take measures in order to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases.
One of the most significant measures is reducing the Carbon Footprint of products.
How does it benefit us?
The need to protect the environment and people's awareness of climate change have resulted in a new, strong demand for production processes with lower emissions of greenhouse gases.
The products made by a company, which calculates and then takes action to reduce the carbon footprint, include a series of benefits for both the company and the consumer.
Hellagrolip has developed techniques which reduce the emitted quantity of carbon dioxide during the production of its fertilizers, reducing the carbon footprint of each individual product.
All the nitrogenous and compound fertilizers produced by Hellagrolip have a significantly lower footprint to the European average, while many of its products are among the fertilizers with the lowest carbon footprint in Europe.
Thus, Hellagrolip SA brings added quality to its products, ensures multiple benefits for agriculture and the environment, and gives a significant advantage to any person using its fertilizers.