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 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.
Brazil Pastureland Project
- 75 tones of CO2
- H2 of 2023
Continuing our commitment to ensuring the ecological sustainability of Aleph Zero, we've recently struck up a collaboration with Verra. This non-profit corporation is a leader in carbon offsetting programs. It prides itself on setting new standards for limiting the destructive scope of deforestation and plastic waste on the environment while also promoting sustainable agricultural practices.
The project pursued by Aleph Zero and Verra involves the regeneration of Brazilian pastures through the planting of Macaúba trees in the Vale do Paraíba region in São Paulo State, Brazil. The project aims to remove, on average, 42,396 tCO2e annually throughout the project crediting period. Aleph Zero is excited to participate in this project and address our 2023 energy usage.