Carbon offset platform
Energeticos Jaremar – Biogas recovery from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) ponds, and heat & electricity generation, Honduras
Jaremar Honduras project involves the covering of two open anaerobic lagoons for the treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) at Agrotor’s palm oil mill located in Honduras. The recovered biogas is utilised on site for the production of heat and electricity.
The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions in three ways:
(1) by preventing methane emission resulting from the anaerobic conversion of the POME, to the atmosphere by biogas capture,
(2) by replacing residual fuel oil (bunker) with biogas and
(3) by replacing electricity consumption from the grid with electricity generated from biogas.
The project is developed by Energeticos Jaremar S.A. de C.V. (Energeticos Jaremar) and implemented at the Agrotor production facility. Both companies are part of the Jaremar Group, which is an agricultural business leader in the palm oil industry in Honduras that already has achieved Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification since 2013, which means Sustainable Palm Oil production. For more information on their Sustainable Palm Oil, please click here.
The decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from the project is currently contributing to many UN SDGs by the fact it has been Gold Standard certified and issued under project number GS470.
As a result, the project’s greenhouse gas emissions contribute plurifold to Honduras NDC (Nationally Determined Contribution), as drafted in the country's NDC.
For more information on this project, please click here and for more information on the project developer following Gold Standard certification related to UN Sustainable Development Goals objectives, please click here.
For more information on the social benefits of this project, please click here.
IMPORTANT: Currently the project accepts only bank transfer payments for a minimum amount of $ 10,000 or 5,000 tonnes.