'Wooden' PC throws down carbon-footprint gauntlet


Calculating an end-product's CO2 footprint can yield some interesting and perhaps counterintuitive implications. Take, for example, a wood-framed computer.

MicroPro PC employees in Ireland, in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, have developed an eco-friendly PC with a carbon footprint of 360 kg CO2 eq for the PC's full product lifecycle, which the team says represents a 70% reduction from that of a typical desktop PC with monitor. Ninety-eight percent of the materials used can be recycled....
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