Air protection and quality in DMH

Air protection and quality meet Ducati's environmental objectives as stated in its Environmental Mission. To this end, appropriate self-checks are carried out to monitor the atmospheric emissions of various pollutants (such as Volatile Organic Compounds - VOC, carbon monoxide - CO and nitrogen oxides - NOx) produced by specific processes linked to both production than to R&D activities. In addition, to reduce the CO2 produced by the consumption of electricity, a trigeneration plant was installed in 2016 (more details in the in-depth analysis available below).

The results obtained are evaluated annually with two KPIs, parameterized on the number of motorcycles produced in the year:

  • CO2 emissions [kg of CO2/motorbikes], produced by the use of electricity, methane gas and gasoline (including that for sports competitions)
  • VOC emissions [kg of VOC/motorbikes], produced by specific processes  

The comparison between the data for 2020 and 2021 shows a positive trend and therefore a reduction in the value of the KPIs.

2021 vs 2020

2021

2020

CO2 emissions [kg/motorbikes]

-15,5%

73,4

87

VOC emissions [kg/motorbikes]

-10,4%

0,013

0,015

2021 vs 2020

2021

2020

CO2 emissions [kg/motorbikes]

-15,5%

73,4

87

VOC emissions [kg/motorbikes]

-10,4%

0,013

0,015

Trigeneration plant

In order to produce energy more efficiently than traditional systems, in early 2016 Ducati set up a trigeneration plant inside its facilities, a system that uses a single fuel (methane gas) and two endothermic motors to simultaneously generate electrical, heating and cooling energy. 

The electricity produced by the plant in 2021 accounted for 87% of the facility's total electricity requirements. The remaining electricity needed, comes entirely from renewable sources and is purchased from the grid.

This has enabled Ducati to significantly reduce CO2 production, avoiding the emission of 7,888 tonnes from 2016 to the present (*).

For more information, the table below shows the most significant data relating to the trigeneration plant:

(*) Data as at 31/12/2021

7.888 t of CO2 avoided equals:

3,367 toe(**)

(**)tonnes of oil equivalent

1,315 ha of forests

15.543 NY-Rome flights

7.888 t of CO2 avoided equals:

3,367 toe(**)

(**)tonnes of oil equivalent

1,315 ha of forests

15.543 NY-Rome flights

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