Decarbonation is the sum of measures and techniques used to reduce the amount of carbon, more specifically CO2, in energy, or even in an entire economy.
Objectives of decarbonation
These measures may include the search for alternatives that emit less carbon dioxide (renewable energy, nuclear energy, natural gas), processes that are more energy efficient (energy performance, cogeneration), cleaner production methods (telecommuting, services) or even the capture and sequestration of CO2 before or after the use of fuels.
The term decarbonation can also mean the elimination of carbonates from the soil or water.
The adoption of bioclimatic architectural principles is a decarbonation measure used in the construction industry. © Dominic Alves CC by 2.0