Today, UPM obtained CDM registration approval for its Luohe Landfill Gas CDM Project in China (UNFCCC Ref. 5238).

This project aims to recover and destroy landfill gas (LFG) generated at the municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill site located in Luohe city, Henan province, China. The collected LFG will be used to generate electricity.

The project will employ a gas collection, transmitting and pretreatment system as well as gas engines with a capacity of 2 MW. The recovered LFG will be combusted in the gas engines to produce electricity which will be fed into the Central China Power Grid afterwards. GHG emission reductions will be claimed from both methane recovery and the replacement of electricity mainly generated by the utilization of fossil fuels.

UPM’s Luohe Landfill Gas CDM Project has been validated by Germanischer Lloyd Certification GmbH. During the 10 years crediting period it is estimated that the project will destroy approximately 14,500 tons of methane and replace approximately 177,000 MWh of electricity otherwise generated by fossil fuel combustion: this will mean a potential GHG reduction of approximately 290,000 t CO2e. First credit issuance is estimated by the end of 2013.

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

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