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Biogas recovered from organic waste at a solid waste disposal site and wastewater from food processing can be used for heat and electricity generation. Replacing fossil fuel based energy with biogas derived heat and electricity promotes energy efficiency and leads to a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
By recovering biogas, the direct emission of methane into the air from organic wastes and wastewater can also be avoided, resulting in further successful GHG emission reductions.

Jaroensompong Corporation Rachathewa Landfill Gas to Energy ProjectThailand

This project introduced an LFG (landfill gas) collection system and 1 MW electricity generator at the landfill site near Bangkok. The project is developed by a landfill operator. The biogas recovered in excess of the amount required for power generation will be flared.

The electricity generated by the project is sold to the Metropolitan Electricity Authority under a power purchase agreement. The project prevents the direct emission of methane gas into the air and replaces fossil fuel based electricity, resulting in approximately 47 thousand tCO2e per year.

Host country
Thailand
Project registration
March 2008
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 47,185 ton/year
Project details

CDM: Jaroensompong Corporation Rachathewa Landfill Gas to Energy Project

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

Wastewater treatment using a Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestor at an ethanol plant in the PhilippinesPhilippines

This project involves the installation of a thermophilic anaerobic digestor with biogas collection system into the anaerobic lagoon wastewater treatment system at an ethanol production plant operated by Absolute Chemicals Incorporated in the Philippines. The digestor avoids methane emissions from the anaerobic lagoon.

The CDM baseline and monitoring methodology developed by Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities was applied to this project. The project became the second project to be registered in the Philippines.

The project generates a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of approximately 95 thousand tCO2e per year.

Host country
Philippines
Project registration
October 2006
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 95,896 ton/year
Project details

CDM: Wastewater treatment using a Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestor at an ethanol plant in the Philippines

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

Controlled combustion of municipal solid waste and sewage sludge and energy generation in Shaoxing City,ChinaChina

This project involves the combustion of municipal solid waste (MSW) and sewage sludge which is currently sent to the landfill. Before the project began, the landfill emitted methane gas directly into the air.

The project combusts approximately 500 thousand tonnes of MSW and dried sludge per year in a fluidized bed boiler. The heat from the boiler is used to generate both thermal energy and electricity. Approximately, 266 GWh electricity will be supplied to the local grid, whilst over 1,180,000 GWh of thermal energy is to be provided to local industrial facilities which currently meet their thermal energy needs using coal.

The project generates a reduction in emissionsof approximately 128 thousand tCO2e per year. The project has been registered as CDM, however, emission reduction credit has not been issued.

Host country
China
Project registration
December 2009
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 127,909 ton/year
Project details

CDM: Controlled combustion of municipal solid waste and sewage sludge and energy generation in Shaoxing City, People’s Republic of China

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