Miguel Navalón CEO Navlandis
In November, Navlandis participated in a workshop on the calculation of the potential environmental impact of a project or business idea (Climate Impact Forecast), within the calendar of activities of the Maritime ClimateKic Accelerator, for which we were selected.
It was very useful to understand the basic principles of how to estimate the projections of such impact (mainly measured in terms of CO2 equivalent emissions), evaluating the positive impact that can be generated with the growth of startups and technologies whose value proposition includes some aspect of care for the environment, among which we include ourselves.
In addition, part of the workshop allowed us to learn about a calculation tool called Climate Impact Forecast, which estimates CO2 equivalent emissions through iterative forms that end up estimating savings with respect to a baseline scenario.
In our case, Navlandis had already evaluated the positive environmental impact that could be generated with our Zbox project for the implementation of the foldable container as a solution to the transport of empty containers. This calculation had been made by analyzing the different emission calculation methodologies that have been developed for the different transportation modes involved.
We were delighted to discover that our previous calculations were very well founded, with great rigor, and the results coincide with the estimated savings resulting from the computer application that has been made available to us.
To give us an idea, the positive environmental impact can reach a value around 7 tons of CO2 equivalent per container per year (estimating they make between 3 and 5 trips per year, empty). We are working with perseverance to meet the challenge of achieving savings of 50,000 tons of CO2 in the medium term and hopefully more than 250,000 tons of CO2 in the long term, which would mean savings equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 54,370 (passenger) cars driven during one year*.
Source: * Greenhouse gas equivalency calculator
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