As part of Glen Lyon Coffee’s commitment to the environment we are tracking our energy usage, carbon footprint and offsetting our carbon debt with tree planting. In Autumn 2021 our team planted a total of 250 native trees in both Dun Coillich with the Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust and in Glen Affric with Trees for Life.
Glen Lyon Coffee is very conscious of energy usage and we have taken the following measures to reduce our carbon footprint.
Below is a breakdown of the energy usage and offsetting with tree planting in 2021. This shows that our roastery is carbon neutral for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Our tree planting in 2021 has the potential to go one step further by removing enough carbon dioxide from the atmosphere for us to be “climate positive”
In 2021 the Roastery consumed 1,504 Kg of propane.
Each kg of propane produces 2.99 Kg of Co2
In 2021 8m3 of logs were burnt at the roastery. Each cubic meter of this wood weighs an estimated 780 Kg. A total of 6240 Kg of wood was burnt in 2021. Burning 1 kg of well-seasoned wood generates approximately 1.65 Kg of CO2.
In 2021 an estimated 8,932 KwH of electricity were consumed at the roastery.
An estimated 0.256 Kg of CO2 emission are produced for each kWh of mixed electricity generation.
We planted 250 native tress including Scots Pine, Alder, Rowan and Juniper in October 2021. UK forestry Commission estimates that an average of 160 Kg is sequestered by a single tree over 50 years.
Therefore 250 trees planted equates to potential of 40,000 Kg of carbon captured.