Aleph Zero has always been a firm believer that blockchain solutions must be eco-friendly. Read on to discover more about our efforts to decarbonize.
Green is good
We are the first generation to witness the drastic effects of manmade climate change and perhaps the last that can do anything to mitigate the damage.
This is why it's important for everyone to do their part in protecting the natural environment. Eco-friendly blockchains are live and being used today, and we aim to present Aleph Zero as a prime example of the industry’s commitment to addressing sustainability issues.
Building an eco-friendly future for blockchain
Symbolic of our commitment to a greener crypto space was Aleph Zero's joining the Crypto Climate Accord. This initiative aims to work with the crypto and blockchain industry to expedite decarbonization and introduce #ProofOfGreen solutions that will set a new benchmark for other sectors to follow.
The numbers that matter
By leveraging a Proof-of-Stake with the added efficiency of a novel approach to DAG, we’ve reduced energy consumption drastically without sacrificing the security and decentralized nature upon which the future economy will be built.
These results were achieved while observing the energy expenditure of one Aleph Zero node of the following tech specification:
- Memory: 64,0 GiB
- Processor: Intel® CoreTM i9-10900K CPU @ 3.70 GHz x 20
- Graphics: AMD® Radeon rx 580 series
0,53 kg CO2
When using the EPA greenhouse gas equivalency calculator, we arrive at the following CO2 footprint:
1 kWh = 0,41 kg CO2
Current # of validators
in the network
...so in the last month, we've produced as much CO2 as:
Flight of one passenger
1 km = 0.133 kg CO2 / per passanger
Washing and drying clothes
8 kg clothes washed at 40°C, tumble-dried.
1 Washing and Drying = 2kg CO2
1 kg of beef = 221kg CO2
1 burned gallon of gasoline = 0,008887kg CO2
As we are aware of our impact on the climate, we have decided to collaborate with chosen CO2 offset programs.
What's more, we are not content with becoming carbon neutral, our intention is to become carbon negative and contribute to preserving the natural environment.
Waste to Fuel: Improving Agriculture and Livelihoods in Uganda project
- 75 tones of CO2
- H2 of 2022
Aleph Zero's next step in contributing to a greener world is doubling down on our cooperation with Native by supporting the Waste to Fuel program. This initiative is designed to reduce methane emissions on subsistence farms in Uganda with biodigesters. This technology allows farmers to harness clean biogas for cooking, heating and fertilizing their crops. Aleph Zero is proud to pledge 75 tonnes of carbon offsets to the program, helping to advance climate action and address our 2022 H2 energy usage.