Total CO2e savings by Foeth this year and since 2015
Every pre owned machine from Foeth, successfully deployed at our customers, is avoiding emissions from the production of a NEW machine. On average every pre owned machine at Foeth saves 3,2 ton carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
How to save CO2e emissions by buying a pre-owned machine
New process machines are made from raw stainless steel. The production of raw steel consumes a huge amount of energy. Raw steel is made from iron ore in blast furnaces. It can also be made from scrap using electric arc furnaces. Both processes need enormous amounts of enery resulting in large amounts of CO2 and CH4 emissions. In addition, the steel casting process into individual machine components is also a very energy intensive process. Finally, the formation of machine parts from steel sheets is less energy intensive, but also adds CO2e emissions.
* Definition of CO2e= Carbon Dioxide Equivalent: the unit used to represent the “warming effect” of a specific batch of gas.
Overall, the emissions from the NEW machine manufacturing process are significant. When you buy a pre-owned machine from Foeth instead of a new one, you avoid all these emissions.