Lamborghini’s attempt to capture carbon by it’s biodiversity project
The brand, known for it’s bonkers car which have mad cuts and lines across the bodywork along with insane power, has come up with its own way to fight climate change and to promote environmental studies.
(image credit: www.Lamborghini.com)
This program started back in 2011 when Lamborghini partnered up with the Universities of Bologna, Bolzano and Munich to stimulate research on how best to maintain biodiversity, limit carbon release and temper climate change.
They planted 9000 oak trees which have captured no less than 6.5t of carbon and they claimed to store around 25t underground via the same.(1)
About carbon capturing capabilities of Oak tree
Oak tree captures around 48pound of carbon which is about the same as emission from a car over a year. “An approximate value for a 50-year-old oak forest would be 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide sequestered per acre,” according to Timothy J. Fahey, professor of ecology in the department of natural resources at Cornell University. (2)
The process involved in this project is known as Carbon Sequestration. A tree absorbs carbon during photosynthesis and stores it in the wood for the life of the tree. The massive trunk of an ancient oak or redwood represents many tons of sequestered carbon.(3)
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