WWF XFire Challenge

Forest fires emit massive amounts of CO2 and avoiding them can help significantly reduce CO2 in the atmosphere.  It is estimated that in 2015 forest fires in Indonesia released 1.6 Gt of CO2, compared to the 5 Gt/y emitted by the USA, and the global emissions of 40 Gt/y. WWF instigated a process to find solutions to help solve this huge problem.

Herculean Climate Solutions stepped in to improve the WWF solution finding process.

XFire Challenge Case History

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Methane Cold Venting Reduction and Recovery

This project identified reducing unburned methane emissions equivalent to 12 million t/y of CO2e – equivalent to the emissions from a 4 GW coal-fired power station. This project demonstrates that large climate solutions can have an economic ROI, and not just become a cost to a business.

Methane cold venting

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Flaring Reduction

This project reduced CO2 emissions by an estimated 1 million tonnes over 15 years by solving a production process instability and stopping unnecessary hydrocarbon gas flaring taking place each time the plant shut down. The economic benefits of this solution were huge.

Reduction of Gas Flaring Caused by Plant Instability

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Ocean Orchards – Rebuilding Fish Stocks

Global fishing catches peaked at 86m tonnes in 1996 and fish stocks have been declining significantly ever since. Trawling in coastal areas has destroyed reefs, seagrasses and soft-bottomed habitats, and loss of associated mangroves has also removed breeding grounds. This massive loss of marine biomass has had a significant negative impact on atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.

Case History

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Project Overview

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