Today, UPM’s cooperation partner Uniufa obtained CDM registration approval for their Methane Recovery and Utilization Project of Meihekou City Haishan Paper Industry Co., Ltd. in China (UNFCCC Ref. 5941).

The project will contribute to a sustainable development in China by recovering and utilizing methane generated from wastewater treatment for electricity generation. The electricity generated will be for captive-use in the straw board paper factory and will displace part of the electricity purchased from the Northeast China Power Grid. Thus the proposed project activity would reduce CH4 emissions from the wastewater treatment process and simultaneously avoid CO2 emissions from electricity generation that would otherwise be generated by fossil-fueled power plants connected to the grid.

The project will introduce methane recovery facilities to the existing reactors and wastewater treatment system. The recovered methane is used to generate electricity by two sets of newly installed gas-fired generators with the total capacity of 1 MW.

The project has been validated by RINA Services S.p.A.

For more information on this project, please visit its UNFCCC project overview.

The minimum requirement of the selection of the climate protection projects is a certification under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which guarantee the fulfillment of the UN’s rules and verification by third-party auditors. In addition to the UN rules for CDM, careful attention is paid to compliance with additional criteria to ensure high quality of the projects. Thus climate protection projects are required to show impact over and above purely the reduction of CO2 and have a sustainable added value for the project countries (also known as co-benefits). The related co-benefits are for example, training of local workers, the support of local supply facilities, the protection of other environmental elements / resource protection, rural electrification, strengthening of local jobs and improving health.

We are again very honored to support German government’s contribution to climate change mitigation and sustainability with our Sichuan Household Biogas PoA, which climate mitigation and sustainability impacts are certified under the CDM and the Gold Standard for Global Goals (GS4GG). We welcome the government commitment in setting an important climate policy signal and an example to be followed by private stakeholders in making their decisions to reduce their impact on climate and offset the unavoidable emissions. - Martin Dilger, Managing Director of UPM

For more information about the German governments travel-related carbon offset approach, please visit the website of  the German Environment Agency.

Your contacts at UPM for the Sichuan Household Biogas PoA and its GS CERs are:

Martin Dilger, Managing Director, UPM Germany
mdilger(at), T: +49 89 1222197 – 50


Gaiai Guo, Vice General Manager, UPM China
guog(at), T: +86 10 6468 0500 – 13

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