Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. is reducing CO2 emissions by about 15,000 tons or 13% per year at its facilities in Greenwood, South Carolina. This comes to about 330,000 euros* in carbon offset credits per year. The methane gas utilization project outlined below is contributing to this effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • * Based on the European Union Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS) price of 21.9 euros per ton of CO2 as of March 20, 2008.
[pic] Dual-burner system uses methane and natural gas

Dual-burner system uses methane and natural gas

Using methane gas from landfills (project A)

Methane piped in from landfills will take the place of about 30% of the natural gas consumed by the factories. Fujifilm plans to use 197 billion Btu's of energy from the landfill per year, enough to heat over 5,000 homes.
This has three major advantages:

  1. 1. Reduces landfill odor.
  2. 2. Reduces smog and climate change. (Methane is 21 times stronger in trapping heat in the atmosphere than CO2.)
  3. 3. Reduces the use of natural gas.
[pic] Befor the project
[pic] After the project
Project A: Project to use landfill methane gas efficiently Project B: Project to improve boiler energy usage through such steps as changing control systems Total of A + B
CO2 reductions About 10,000 tons per year* About 5,000 tons per year About 15,000 tons per year
Investment About US$ 280,000 About US$ 340,000 About US$ 620,000
Cost efficiency of CO2 reduction** About 220,000 euros per year About 110,000 euros year About 330,000 euros per year
  • * Without this project, total greenhouse gases released would be equivalent to about 90,000 tons of CO2 per year.
  • ** Based on EU ETS price of 21.9 euros per ton of CO2 as of March 20, 2008.