The production and product life-cycles of Citriodiol provides a net beneficial carbon dioxide benefit.
The Eucalyptus Citriodora tree is well known for its ability to capture and store large quantities of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This slows or reverses atmospheric CO2 pollution and therefore mitigates or reverses climate change.
The trees are coppiced, meaning that just the younger leaves and small branches are cut back for production, and the trunk and larger branches continue to grow for many years. The trees continue to capture Co2 and release oxygen for the benefit of the environment.
Carbon Footprint UK calculated the carbon footprint of the Citriodiol making process, establishing carbon values for all business functions. These calculations were then extended to calculate the full product life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions for Citriodiol using the British Standards Institute methodology used by
SCS Global Services in the US.
Comparing these calculations with most conservative EPA estimates for carbon sequestration for this species of tree, the production of Citriodiol right through to consumer purchase absorbs at least 4 times more carbon than it emits.
These calculations and findings using the methodology above are available for independent verification from The Carbon Trust.