Denmark Purchases CO2 Credits from Malaysia

Denmark will over the next 6 years purchase up to the amount of 135,000 tons of CO2 credits from United Plantation’s biogas plant in Jendarata, Perak state on the western coast of Malaysia.
The purchase of credits will help Denmark in meeting its commitments to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gasses under the Kyoto Protocol. At the same time the agreement will contribute to the Malaysian goal for renewable energy.
The project is a methane recovery and utilization project. It will mitigate the release of methane to the atmosphere by replacing the open lagoons, which currently are used to treat the wastewater (Palm Oil Mill Effluent), with closed continuous flow stirred tank reactor systems. The methane will be captured in the anaerobic digester tanks and utilized to displace fossil fuel in the steam boilers and/or thermal heaters in the neighboring refinery. Any excess biogas will be flared.
The project will be registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project under the Kyoto Protocol, which will allow United Plantations Bhd. to sell and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to purchase the amount of CO2, which is reduced by the project.

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