Biogas in 25 municipalities, IndiaBiogas in 25 municipalities, India
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CategoryCategory Biogas   CarbonCarbon
ca. 20,000 tCO2e p.a.
Indien StatusStatus VER
in Validierung


In alliance between the project developer, the local community, and various non-governmental organizations around 4,400 households in 25 different communities have been equipped with biogas plants. In total, these plants mitigate around 35,000 tons of CO2 each year.


Climate protection:


For about 60% households in rural India wood taken from local forests still is the primary energy source. In the long term, this leads to the destruction of local ecosystems. In addition to the conservation of biodiversity through climate-neutral biogas plants and the health status of the population is improved.


Biogas plants replace wood or other fossil fuels with biogas from the natural anaerobic fermentation of animal or organic agricultural waste. While the biogas is routed via pipes to the boiler, the organic remains in the fermenter can be used as organic fertilizers on the nearby fields.


Social and ecological benefit:


To build the simple yet effective plants brick, concrete or clay from local sources is used.


As the construction and maintenance of the plants is technically easy and safe to handle, the plants need to be controlled by technicians from non-governmental organizations only once a year. This provides workers from the region, job prospects with a high degree of autonomy.


Substituting wood or other fossil fuels with readily available local animal and organic agricultural waste moreover results in significant savings at a household level. Time and money previously invested for gathering fuel can now be spent for example on food or education.


Furthermore, compared to other types of fuels used for cooking and heating, biogas produces much less soot and dust emissions and, therefore, helps significantly reducing respiratory illnesses and child mortality.