As part of its overall effort to minimize the environmental impact of the Design Lab event, Electrolux has offset both travel and on-ground carbon emissions through The CarbonNeutral Company and its program called Methane Capture Projects.
This project captures methane from animal waste at three farms in Germany. Methane is 21 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas.
In the project, anaerobic digesters and combined Heat and Power plants have been installed at three farms. The methane produced is captured in the CHP plants and used to generate electricity and heat. The electricity is sold ito the national grid and the heat is used on the farms.