Today, UPM’s cooperation partner Uniufa obtained CDM registration approval for their Methane Recovery and Utilization Project in Liaoyuan City Jufeng Biochemistry Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (UNFCCC Ref. 6353).
The project will contribute to a sustainable development in China by reducing greenhouse gas CH4 through methane recovery. Electricity which would be purchased from the North-East China Power Grid will partially be substituted through self-generated electricty. Emissions of air pollutants such as CO2, CO, SOx and PM from fossil fuels will be avoided.
The project will install a sophisticated waste-water treatment and methane recovery system. The recovered methane is used to generate electricity by three 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.
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)upm-cdm.eu, T: +49 89 1222197 – 50
Gaiai Guo, Vice General Manager, UPM China
guog(at)upm-cdm.eu, T: +86 10 6468 0500 – 13