Converting factory waste into renewable energy
Malaysia is the second largest palm oil producer in the world. But its production makes huge amounts of wastewater effluent with high organic matter. When stored in open lagoons, this wastewater emits harmful methane gas into the atmosphere, directly contributing to climate change.
on operation, maintenance, and CDM monitoring
of wastewater is treated annually and used for irrigation
instead of the fossil-fuel dominated national grid
is reused each year as fertilizer
reduced on average per year
This project introduces an anaerobic loop system that covers the factory's wastewater lagoons and captures methane that is naturally released from the wastewater. Where the methane would have polluted the local environment, the wastewater is instead converted into green electricity. This is then used to power the palm oil factory and is fed back into the national grid, creating sustainable, circular production.
This project greatly improves the environment by reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions and bettering the quality of wastewater discharged to the public waterways. It boosts the economic development of Malaysia by powering the country with green technology and providing skills training for local factory workers.