Cai Be Rice Husk Thermal Energy Generation Project
Wilmar Agro Vietnam Company Limited produces rice bran oil. The rice bran is procured from rice mills locally available and stabilized at a pelletization plant closer to the sources of rice bran (within 60 km) in Cai Be District.Wilmar Agro Vietnam Company Limited produces rice bran oil. The rice bran is procured from rice mills locally available and stabilized at a pelletization plant close to the sources of rice bran (within 60 km) in Cai Be District.
The steam required for the rice bran pelletization facility, was previously generated in a 5MT/hour coal-fired captive boiler. Due to increase in the facility capacity, additional steam is required. The facility has decided to stop operation of the coal-fired boiler, and replace it with a renewable energy biomass system.
The new boiler uses rice husks purchased from rice mills operating locally around the region. The rice husks generated in rice mills in the region are generally in excess and hence get disposed in unplanned ways including dumping into nearby rivers. As a result of such disposal and due to natural decay in the absence of the project activity, the rice husks used in the project would have emitted methane.
Social and Sustainability BenefitsThis project is strongly contributing to sustainable development:
- Prevents the release of methane into the atmosphere
- Reduces local environmental problems such as river congestion and ecological damage
Following a QAS approved carbon footprint calculation, this projects meets the requirements under the Quality Assurance Standard (QAS) for Carbon Offsetting. As part of this we are audited to ensure all offsets sold are retired on appropriate registries within 12 months of you purchasing.
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