Clean Development Mechanism -CDM-

Clean Development Mechanism -CDM-

There is a Clean Development Mechanism project approved by the United Nations that consists in capturing methane or biogas from water treatment lagoons, which uses methodologies to produce electric power for the use of the extracting plant and monitors the burning of biogas.  
The UN grants Certified Emission Reductions-CER’s- or carbon bonds to industries that show investment in Clean Development Mechanism projects that use less contaminant technologies for the environment.

What is a biogas project?

It is the capture of biogas from anaerobic lagoons, where the organic particles obtained from the extraction process are decomposed which on decomposing produce biogas. This is captured through tents that cover the lagoons and used to generate clean energy for the operation of the extracting plant and/or burn it to reduce the greenhouse gas effect.

Main objectives of the project:  

  • Reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
  • Capture the methane produced by the decomposition of waste water in the anaerobic lagoons.
  • Sell Certified Emissions Reductions (CER’s) or carbon bonds under the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations.
  • Generate clean energy from renewable resources for the use of the extracting plant and sell the surplus to the power grid.

 

BIOGAS PROCESS

 

(Click on each image to see the description of the steps of the process)