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Gold Standard Project Turns Starch into Energy
The Metro wastewater treatment project captures methane from a starch plant in Thailand and generates clean energy and other social benefits for local communities. The project, located in the agricultural district of Prankata, 250 km north of Bangkok, has a positive impact in the quality of the air and water of the zone.
Only few years ago the inhabitants of the surrounding villages could smell the open lagoons used for clearing the starch wastewater. Today, not only the local air and water quality has improved significantly, but the starch plant managed to reduce its fossil fuel use and provided 17 jobs during construction and operation of the wastewater treatment plant.
For its contribution to sustainable development the project was registered by the Gold Standard Foundation.
A detailed description of the project is available here: http://www.thesouthpolegroup.com/public/projects/0392.pdf
For more information on the social benefits of this project, please click here (open document Gold Standard Passport and go to page 20)
For further information on this project, please click here and for more information on the project developer, please click here.