Remanufacturing is the ultimate form of recycling.
Recycling is a process that returns materials to their raw state and
makes new items from the recycled materials. Remanufacturing is the
process of fixing damaged items and returning them to like-new
condition, which saves energy and materials.
A study done at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that
approximately 85% of the energy expended in the manufacture of the
original product was preserved in the remanufactured product.
Energy savings by remanufacturing world-wide in a year equals the
electricity generated by 5 nuclear power plants, or 10,744,000 barrels
of crude oil, which corresponds to a fleet of 233 oil tankers.
Raw materials saved by remanufacturing worldwide in a year would fill
155,000 railroad cars, which would form a train 1,100 miles long.
Because products that are remanufactured are reused, landfill space is
preserved and air pollution is reduced.
In addition, Diesel Exchange has taken countless measure to become more
eco-friendly. The lights and ventilation used throughout the facility
are designed to minimize energy consumption. Resources are reclaimed
throughout the facility, such as the heat generated in the dyno process.