Capturing methane to reduce emissions and generate energy in India




Climate solution #34

Methane digesters

Agricultural, industrial, and human digestion create organic wastes that emit methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, as they decompose.


Project Drawdown defines our Methane Digesters solution as the use of systems associated with agriculture, manure, and wastewater facilities that produce biogas to be used for electricity generation in dedicated biogas or combined heat and power plants. This solution replaces conventional electricity-generating technologies such as coal, oil, and natural gas power plants.


Large digesters can be installed at dairy and hog farms, wastewater facilities, and landfills to produce electricity and heat for use on site, or to provide electricity or gas to the grid.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 'Methane recovery and power generation project at ESIPL' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • 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: Gujurat, India

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