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Methane capture and combustion from swine manure treatment for Pocillas and La Estrella

In December 2000, Agrícola Super Limitada (Agrosuper) initiated a voluntary process to implement advanced waste management systems (anaerobic and aerobic digestion of hog manure), in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). During the following years, especially between 2004 and 2005, Agrosuper successfully implemented several of these projects under the Clean Development Mechanism.

The project consists of an advanced improvement to the common practice of swine waste treatment in the world, reducing an important volume of greenhouse gases. The technology implementation is based on the use of heated anaerobic digesters with flares and activated sludge plants.

These projects prevent waste biomass or wastewater from decomposing and generating methane, which enters the atmosphere and contributes to climate change. Among the common project benefits you will find: reducing air, soil and water pollution; improving city infrastructure; helping spread green technology worldwide; and improving health and safety.

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Latin America & the Caribbean

Sustainable Development Co-Benefits
Economic Growth Participation
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USD 2.40 per tonne
CL: 20111549 - 20264734
Applicable tax rate: 0 %
Provider: Agricola Super Limitada
Availability: 32,739 tonne(s)