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 2022 and 2023 shows a positive trend and therefore a reduction in the value of the KPIs.

2023 vs 2022

2023

2022

CO emissions [kg/motorbikes]

-16,9%

63,6

54,4

VOC emissions [kg/motorbikes]

-84,12%

0,0199

0,011

CO emissions [kg/motorbikes]

2023 vs 2022

-16,9%

2023

63,6

2022

54,4

VOC emissions [kg/motorbikes]

2023 vs 2022

-84,12%

2023

0,0199

2022

0,011

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 2023 accounted for 82% 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 10.700 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 31/12/2023

10.700 t of CO₂ avoided equals:

4.561 toe(**)

(**)tonnes of oil equivalent

1.708 ha of forests

21.084 NY-Rome flights

10.700 t of CO₂ avoided equals:

4.561 toe(**)

(**)tonnes of oil equivalent

1.708 ha of forests

21.084 NY-Rome flights

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