St Louis, Missouri – Dentons, an international law firm, has won the American Carbon Registry’s 2017 Innovation Award for work that it did with Foam Supplies International.
Dentons was recognised for its offset methodology for "Transition to Advanced Formulation Blowing Agents in Foam Manufacturing and Use" at the American Carbon Registry's annual awards event in the spring. Jeffrey Fort from Dentons and Tod Keske, president of foam supplies accepted the award.
The methodology measures carbon offsets used by manufacturers of polyurethane foam and is designed to provide incentives to use zero- or low-global warming potential (GWP) blowing agents during the manufacturing process. It is intended to provide access to carbon finance to increase acceptance of available technologies and accelerate the transition to low or low GWP blowing agents, Foam Supplies said.
The company added that the methodology presents a low-cost approach to reducing greenhouse gases and it is hoped, will help the industry move more rapidly than otherwise would be the case.
FSI, provided Denton with the initial concept for the methodology as well support during its development.