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Project type: Household devices, Resource recovery
Standards: CDM, Gold Standard
This Gold Standard CDM project distributes small-scale biogas plants to low-income rural households with livestock across the Sichuan Province of China. To support rural development and environmental protection, the biogas plants digest manure and recover the methane by-product through the process of anaerobic digestion. This offers clean and affordable energy to homes and fertiliser for agriculture. In addition to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the project improves indoor air quality and sanitation for rural communities. Carbon finance is used to provide financial support, totalling roughly 40% of the cost of the 395,000 biodigesters already distributed.
The project takes urgent action to combat climate change (SDG 13) by delivering approximately 880,000 tonnes of emissions reductions annually through avoiding methane emissions from animal manure storage pits and carbon dioxide emissions from use of coal. In addition, the project delivers many other sustainable development benefits. These include:
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Xie Guo ‘An is a farmer and lives in a traditional house with his wife and grown-up son. Since the installation of the biodigester, the family has been able to cook three meals per day using the biogas generated, and was able to invest some of the money saved on fuels and fertilisers to invest in their agricultural activities.