All Agrol's processes and products are environmentally friendly and in many cases reduce existing pollution.
According to the United Nations Environmental Programme global warming, pollution and water shortages will be the biggest problems facing humanity this century. The International Energy Agency estimates that annual CO2 emissions, the prime contributor to global warming, will increase by 70% by 2020, mainly due to fossil fuel use in developing countries.
Bio-ethanol production and its use as motor fuel does not add to the increase of atmospheric CO2 since the emissions of it in the production and use of bio-ethanol are reabsorbed by the plants (biomass) which form the raw material for the Agrol process.
Up to 80% of crops and trees harvested annually or around 4 billion tonnes of biomass are left to rot representing a wasted resource in both environmental and economic terms. The highest volumes of crop residues are in Asia and Latin America, largely fuel importers and the main future source of CO2 increase. Bio-ethanol receives increasing attention by Governments that are committed under the Kyoto Agreement to reduce their countries' CO2 emissions.
The microorganisms have been modified using proprietary genetic techniques but only grow at elevated temperatures. Unique among genetically modified organisms, they cannot replicate at ambient temperatures. Hence they pose no risk to the environment. They are recognised as safe by authorities, do not fall under restrictions imposed for genetically engineered material and do not require special containment measures.