Global Climate Change is the main cause of major environmental disasters affecting our ecosystem in recent years. Deaths from air pollution are on the rise. According to the data of the World Health Organization, 10 out of 9 people on the planet breathe polluted air. 400 thousand out of every 50 thousand deaths occur due to diseases caused by polluted air. If we want to leave our planet as full of life as it has grown in us, we must take a step today. Turkey CEO of alternative fuel systems giant BRC, Kadir Örücü, gave advice to fathers who want to leave a livable world to their children on Father's Day.
Our planet is struggling with environmental disasters. Forest fires, deterioration of the water balance, drought, the disappearance of ecosystems that have been protected for millions of years, extinction of hundreds of species are among the normal events on our agenda. Global Climate Change is the main cause of environmental disasters. The world climate, which has been changed by human hands, is warming and polluting with more carbon released day by day.
Kadir Knitter, Turkey CEO of BRC, the world's largest alternative fuel systems manufacturer, called on fathers and father-to-be for Father's Day and shared tips on leaving a livable world to our children.
“THE MOST IMPORTANT SOURCE OF CARBON Emissions: TRANSPORTATION”
BRC Turkey CEO Kadir Örücü said, “As of 2020, it is estimated that 2 billion vehicles are in traffic in the world” and said, “The economic developments in Latin America, China and Southeast Asia show that the number of vehicles will increase exponentially in these markets that have not yet reached saturation. The standards set by the European Union for the production of solid particles (PM) that cause carbon emissions and air pollution are only used in the European continent, in countries integrated into the western system. In countries where the market is growing and the sales figures are increasing, there is no emission restriction. This causes polluting fuels to release more carbon and solid particles into the atmosphere every day. The inability to standardize emission values and control consumption poisons our air. It changes the climate,” he said.
“ARE ELECTRIC VEHICLES REALLY THE SOLUTION?”
Stating that investments in alternative fuel technologies are increasing day by day, Kadir Örücü said, “Electric vehicles that guarantee zero emissions are promising, but their batteries are still produced from lithium, which is non-biodegradable, toxic, flammable and reactive. Lithium batteries that have completed their life are sold to underdeveloped countries as 'garbage' as they are not accepted by developed countries. Considering that an average Tesla vehicle contains about 70 kilos of lithium, we can understand the harm that electric vehicles will cause to the environment unless a new battery technology is introduced.
“LPG CAN PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORTATION”
Emphasizing that the internal combustion engine technology has been used for a very long time, Kadir Örücü said, “It seems impossible in practice to give up the internal combustion engine technology in one day. Large amounts of resources will be needed to throw billions of cars into the trash or equip them with a different fuel technology. On the other hand, LPG is a known technology that has been used for half a century. Conversion is cheap. It can be applied to most of the internal combustion engines. Solid particle emission of LPG is 30 times less than diesel and 10 times less than gasoline. The carbon footprint is small. LPG releases less carbon dioxide than all fossil fuels. According to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the global warming potential (GWP) factor of carbon dioxide (CO2), that is, the greenhouse gas effect, is 1, while that of natural gas (methane) is 0,25 and that of LPG is 0.
Stating that “States and interstate institutions have started to take steps in this regard”, Kadir Örücü said, “Britain and Japan have approved the draft laws that prohibit the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles in 2030. The European Union aims to reduce emissions by 60 percent. States began to take steps for our future. What about us? Are we ready to take the right steps to save our world?” he ended his speech.