Spain’s lemon industry “actively contributes to the fight against climate change by being a real carbon sink,” according to a recent report from the Lemon and Grapefruit Interprofessional Association (AILIMPO). A carbon sink accumulates and stores some carbon-containing chemical compounds and thereby lowers the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Globally, the two most important carbon sinks are vegetation and oceans.
The AILIMPO report, Carbon Footprint of the Lemon Sector in Spain, contains much technical information, including the amount of CO2 fixation in lemon plantations. It also presents data about CO2 emissions while transporting lemons to packing and processing plants, emissions in handling warehouses, and emissions in processing plants.
The report states that lemons contribute to the fight against climate change due to the practices that producers are carrying out. These practices include the following: …..
Learn more about how Spain’s Lemon Industry Aids Climate on the Citrus Industry website.