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|Publication Date||June 30, 2017|
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China’s Sichuan province represents one of the poorest areas in the country, while at the same time being strongly exposed to environmental pollution. In order to help improve the regional development and rural living conditions, the “Sichuan Rural Poor-Household Biogas Programme of Activities (PoA)” was jointly developed by the German firm UPM Umwelt-Projekt-Management and Chengdu Oasis Science & Technology in 2010.
With advanced biogas digesters and smoke-free biogas cook stoves, it currently supports nearly 400,000 low-income rural households in the province. Recently, the Centre for Sustainable Environmental Sanitation (CSES) at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) has been appointed to conduct an independent evaluation of the co-benefits of the project, beyond its main objective of reducing GHG emissions. In this context, econet china has interviewed UPM’s Managing Director Martin Dilger.