Today, UPM announced the successful issuance of approximately 354,000 354,251 post-2012 vintage CERs from its three Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Landfill Gas CDM projects in Henan province, China. 

The details of the issuances are as below:

  • Luohe Landfill Gas CDM project (CDM 5238): 149,590 CERs, vintages 2013-2016;
  • Jiyuan Landfill Gas CDM project (CDM 5316): 93,178 CERs, vintages 2013-2015;
  • Luoyang II Landfill Gas CDM project (CDM 6229): 111,483 CERs, vintages 2013-2016.

The three projects have been registered under the CDM in 2011 and 2012. The principal and common aim of the projects is the recovery and further utilization of landfill gas (LFG) produced by the municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill sites and emitted into the atmosphere in enormous quantities. For that purpose, special gas recovery mechanisms and appropriate gas engines were installed on the landfills during the project to capture the landfill gas methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG). Following equal pre-treatment and combustion of the captured GHG large amounts of electricity are now generated and fed into the Central China Power Grid (CCPG) day-by-day.

The projects make a significant contribution to manage urban landfills sustainably as GHG emissions are reduced not only by recovering climate-changing methane but also by the replacement of fossil-fuel based electricity.

Beyond the avoidance of GHG emissions, the project activities strongly improve local living conditions. First of all, by using captured methane as a fuel source the toxic air pollution and unbearable odours are reduced. In addition, thanks to the new technical installations and comprehensive modernisations on the landfill sites, the safety and working conditions have been upgraded and the potential dangers of fire and explosion are prevented. Then, it is worth noting that the three projects create jobs and income for Henan residents, thus supporting the local economy. And finally, the project’s electricity generation is also contributing to reduce China’s dependency on fossil energy sources and to stabilize power supply for businesses and private households in the projects areas.

For further information about these CDM Projects, their co-benefits and the availability of their post 2012 vintage CERs, please contact:

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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