Turning waste biogas into electricity in Thailand

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Climate solution #68

Methane digesters

Industrial-scale anaerobic digesters control decomposition of organic waste, and convert methane emissions into biogas, an alternative fuel, and digestate, a nutrient-rich fertilizer.

One option is to control decomposition of organic waste in sealed tanks called anaerobic digesters. They harness the power of microbes to transform scraps and sludge and produce two main products: biogas, an energy source, and solids called digestate, a nutrient-rich fertilizer. The digestion process unfolds continuously, so long as feedstock supplies are sustained and the microorganisms remain happy.

 

When produced at industrial scales, biogas can displace dirty fossil fuels for heating and electricity generation.

From drawdown.org

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UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

Papop Biogas and Renewable Energy

As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Papop Biogas and Renewable Energy project:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #6

    Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #7

    Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #8

    Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

Project location: Bangkok, Thailand

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