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Biomass is biological material derived from animals and plants. With biomass power generation and heat utilization technologies, renewable energy can be produced. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions can be achieved by replacing fossil fuel based electricity and/or heat with biomass derived electricity and/or heat.

Kina Biopower Biomass Power Generation Project in MalaysiaMalaysia

The project combusts empty fruit bunches (EFB), major waste-stream from the palm-oil industry, to generate 11.5 MW biomass power. The project is located in one of the leading palm-oil producing area in Sandakan, Malaysia, EFB are normally disposed in the waste dump site and methane from rotten organic materials are emitted into the air.

The electricity generated from the project is sold to a local electricity company, Sabah Electricity Snd. Development of the project replaces fossil fuel based electricity generated in the grid and avoids methane emission, resulting in emission reductions of approximately 230 thousand tCO2e per year.

Host country
Malaysia
Project registration
July 2007
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 230,019 ton/year
Project details

CDM: Kina Biopower 11.5 MW EFB Power Plant

  • Note: To UNFCCC website (English only)
Emission reduction scheme
CDM

ATB Rice Husk Power Generation Project, ThailandThailand

The project generates 20 MW of electricity by using rice husks as a fuel. The electricity generated is sold to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). Thailand is one of the world's leading rice producers and generates vast amounts of rice husks. Rice husks are normally disposed in the waste dump site and methane from rotten organic materials is emitted into the air.

Development of the project replaces fossil fuel based electricity from the grid and avoids methane emission, resulting in emission reductions of approximately 70 thousand tCO2e per year.

This revolutionary project is one of the first CDM projects in the world to initiate the validation process for CDM registration. Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities developed the first renewable energy-related CDM baseline and monitoring methodology for the project and received approval from the United Nations.

Host country
Thailand
Project registration
June 2007
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 70,772 ton/year
Project details

CDM: A.T. Biopower Rice Husk Power Project in Pichit, Thailand

  • Note:To UNFCCC website (English only)
Emission reduction scheme
CDM

Biomass boiler project, Armadillo Holdings Inc., the PhilippinesPhilippines

This project uses a biomass boiler as an alternative to the existing banker fuel boiler for heat generation at a cleaning factory operated by Armadillo Holdings Inc. in Manila. The biomass boiler uses rice husks, an abundant waste product produced by local rice mills, as the primary fuel.

Development of the project replaces over 6 million liters of banker fuel consumption annually, resulting in emission reductions of approximately 18,500 tCO2e per year. The project has been registered as CDM, however, emission reduction credit has not been issued.

Host country
Philippines
Project registration
March 2009
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 18,500 ton/year
Project details

CDM: Biomass boiler project in the Philippines

  • Note: To UNFCCC website (English only)
Emission reduction scheme
CDM