SavePlanetEarth - Portfolio
Implementing new technologies to improve natural gas networks and avoid methane leakage.
Project Type: Resource Conservation
Gas Distribution Leak Reduction, Bangladesh
In the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, more than 21 million people (nearly 4 times the population of Atlanta) rely on natural gas to power their homes, businesses and factories. The local gas distribution company has a network that is old and in disrepair, resulting in significant release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas which is more than 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a heat-trapping gas. To reduce and prevent natural gas leaks, the project financed the purchase and import of specialised equipment, called Leak Detectors and Hi-Flow Samplers, along with advanced sealant materials to ensure long lasting sealing of any leaks that were identified by the programme. To date, specially trained staff have checked more than 500,000 gas risers, identifying and repairing more than 37,000 leaks. Avoided losses of natural gas are enough to fuel a 119-MW power plant. Learn more
Using solar technology to meet the energy needs of a growing population while promoting low carbon development.
Project Type: Health and livelihoods, Household solar
Standards: CDM, Gold Standard
Solar Water Heating, India
Solar water heaters (SWH) provide households, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and institutions with an in-house hot water supply fueled by renewable energy rather than carbon intensive grid electricity. The project is primarily focused on serving urban areas throughout the country, and manufactures, distributes, installs and maintains solar water heaters for a variety of residential, commercial and community buildings. The project uses a range of channels to distribute the solar water heaters, primarily private entrepreneurs or larger entities that act as solar water heater dealers and franchise sub-dealers. Some units are also sold directly to customers, and in some instances, partnerships with city, state and regional governments are also used for distribution. The project developer conducts awareness programmes in schools and general public exhibitions to help increase uptake of its solar products. Learn more
Protecting 65,000 hectares of tropical peat swamp from palm oil conversion by engaging local communities through education and agroforestry training.
Project Type: Natural climate solutions, Forest conservation (REDD+)
Standards: CCB, VCS
Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve REDD+, Indonesia
Based on the island of Borneo in Indonesia, this REDD+ project preserves carbon-dense tropical peat swamp by helping to halt deforestation of roughly 65,000 hectares of forest which was originally slated for conversion to palm oil plantations. The project focuses on both community development – encompassing 2,500 households living within the project area – and biodiversity conservation, particularly the protection of the 105,000 endangered Borneo Orangutans. In order to deliver on its goals, the project actively engages local communities to improve food security, income opportunities, health care, and education – all with the support of carbon finance. Learn more
Yuqing Rural Methane Digesters Project
AMS-I.C. Thermal energy production with or without electricity.
Region: Guizhou, China
Project Type: Biogas - Heat
Standards: Gold Standard
The purpose of the project activity is to provide access to clean and affordable energy to the rural households in China. This project activity involves the installation of 18,551 Rural Methane Digesters (RMD) that will collect swine manure and other wastes, store the produced CH4 so that to avoid the CH4 generation and utilize the CH4 for cooking purposes to reduce emissions from coal consumption. Each RMD has 8m3 capacity and an annual production of around 385m3 of biogas. Learn more
Household Biogas Plants In Rural Parts Of Central India
AMS-I.E. Switch from Non-Renewable Biomass for Thermal Applications by the User
Project Type: Biogas - Electricity
Standards: Gold Standard
The project activity involves bundling of around 15,000 household biogas plants located in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, India of varying capacities – 2m3, 3m3 and 4m3. All 15,000 plants in the project are commissioned from April 2019 onwards. The biogas plants are primarily Deenbandhu model and KVIC model. The purpose of the project is to replace the commonly used inefficient wood fired mud stoves technology, with clean, sustainable and efficient biogas. Each household utilizes cattle dung to feed the digester for the production of biogas for cooking purpose and heating water. This leads to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by displacing conventionally used non renewable biomass with renewable biogas. In addition, the hygienic conditions in the rural areas will be improved by an appropriate disposal of waste. Further, residue from the bio digesters can be used as organic fertilizer and will improve soil fertility in rural areas. Project activity will contribute towards sustainable development by replacing firewood with biogas generated from the biodigesters. Learn more