Examples of tonne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web California startup Ebb Carbon could start using seawater to remove hundreds of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air as soon as this year, according to plans and permit applications filed with the city of Port Angeles in Washington state. IEEE Spectrum, 26 Mar. 2024 The ship, arranged by the World Central Kitchen (WCK) charity, is carrying nearly 200 tonnes of aid to be delivered via a jetty being prepared in Gaza, with a second ship expected to sail soon. Fox News, 15 Mar. 2024 And it’s soared ever since, hitting 459 million tonnes per year in 2019. Popular Science, 28 Feb. 2024 Offsetting emissions For now, this carbon offset option is on the expensive side: more than $100 per tonne of carbon dioxide removed. Dina Genkina, Ars Technica, 1 Feb. 2024 Producing enough renewable, carbon-free ammonia for shipping—about 600 million tonnes a year—using electrolyzers that split water molecules to produce hydrogen, would use 12 megawatt-hours per tonne of ammonia. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Jan. 2024 The yearly increase is lower than 490 million tonnes reported in 2022, due to strong growth in clean energy sources. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Inferred Tin Mineral Resource of 12.7 million tonnes grading 0.76% tin, containing: 213 million pounds of tin. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 28 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, the daily barrage of emails collectively pumps millions of tonnes of CO2, silently but steadily thickening our digital carbon footprint. William Mullane, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024

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Word History


French, from tonne tun, from Old French — more at tunnel

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tonne was in 1869

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“Tonne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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