Methane capturing plant, China
When waste is left in large piles for landfill, it slowly degrades. As the garbage rots, it releases greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane into the atmosphere.
Methane is a greenhouse gas that acts 20-100 times more powerful than CO2, which means that every tonne of methane heats the earth as much as at least 20 tons of CO2. It is therefore extremely important to avoid methane emissions.
From methane to renewable energy
In China, the population is growing so fast that it causes huge problems with garbage. Therefore, a lot of organic waste is left for landfill and this emits huge amounts of methane and CO2. All-day long, the potent greenhouse gases seep up from the piles of debris and directly into the atmosphere.
With South Pole as partners, Climaider supports the construction of a plant that directly captures the methane and uses it to generate renewable energy, rather than just shutting it out into the atmosphere, thereby heating our planet.
Removing 137.000 ton of carbon from the atmosphere each year
By covering the container with waste, the gases are sucked through pipes into a motor which converts the harmful gases into renewable energy and avoids being discharged to the atmosphere. The energy is sent back into the electricity grid, supplying the people of Suzhou with green energy.
So it is a machine that directly sucks the greenhouse gases out of the air and transforms them into energy! The plant is located in Jiangsu Province near Suzhou, where only 0.57% of the electricity comes from renewable energy.
In addition to the project every year, what corresponds to approx. 137,000 tonnes of CO2 (more than 8,000 Danes’ annual emissions), it also contributes to good jobs for the local population, supports better educational opportunities and avoids unpleasant and potentially harmful odors and air pollution.
Verified by the strictest industry standards
The project is verified by the World Standard Fund’s Gold Standard. This means that Gold Standard continuously checks that the project is still in progress and meets all requirements. It is our and your guarantee that we will actually save the CO2 we pay for. The project is being developed by South Pole Carbon, which has won the “Best Project Developer” award at Environmental Finance 7 out of 9 times and won the title again this year, along with numerous other awards.
We chose this project primarily because it is a project where we feel absolutely certain that it actually removes greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Over the last few years, some reports have emerged that have highlighted some problems with certain types of climate projects. When reviewing these reports, however, one thing almost everyone can agree on: Methane-capturing projects can be trusted.