Providing an alternative and sustainable source of fuel for domestic use to the local population

    Certifications

  • Gold Standard

CO2 Emissions

+36,000 tCO2/year

Beneficiaries

+9,000 families

Location

India

Among India’s rural communities, where the project is being developed, firewood is still the main fuel for cooking. This leads to indoor air pollution, as well as degradation of the surrounding environment due to loss of forest cover and the continuous increase of degraded land, which over time has actually exacerbated the already existing problem of desertification.

In order to maintain adequate forest cover in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh and Bihar, and thus contribute to climate change mitigation, the project envisages the commissioning of 9,236 biogas plants for domestic use.

By replacing wood with cattle dung as fuel, the new plants are able to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere with a concrete improvement for the hygienic conditions of households. In addition, the residues can later be used as organic fertiliser and thus contribute to the preservation of the surrounding rural areas.

    Environmental benefits

  • Annual reduction of more than 36,000 tCO2 and contribution to climate change mitigation
  • Ensuring access to affordable, reliable and modern energy

    Social and economic benefits

  • Concrete improvement for the health of local communities by reducing the incidence of injuries and accidents from smoking and fires
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Climate Action