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Lan Dokmai Waste-to-energy

Reducing climate impacts and helping local communities with sustainable biogas


Thailand is one of the largest producers of Tapioca starch, which forms an important part of the economy. Unfortunately, starch production is a carbon-intensive process that not only damages the environment but also produces strong-smelling methane emissions from the wastewater that affect the quality of life in surrounding areas.

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Sustainable Development Goals

8. Decent work and economic growth

8 new jobs

created, boosting local economies

11. Sustainable communities and cities

2,100 ㎥ of cleaned wastewater  

produced daily can be used for fish farming and irrigation of nearby fields, avoiding the waste of fresh water for agricultural practices

12. Responsible consumption and production

2,200 litres of fossil fuels saved

saved daily as the biogas produced by the plant provides a more sustainable fuel resource

13. Climate Action

20,000 tonnes of CO2e

reduced on average each year by capturing the methane emissions

The Solution

Rather than allowing the methane to escape freely into the atmosphere, the project captures the gas in order to produce clean electricity. This electricity powers production at the local starch factory; as a result, the air is cleaner and less fossil fuel needs to be purchased. This means that revenue can be generated to support social and educational activities in the community.


The Impact

With less methane emissions, the quality of the air surrounding the plant has improved dramatically. In addition to this, new jobs and training opportunities for modern technologies are provided by the project. The treated wastewater is much cleaner, and can be used for fish farming and irrigation of nearby fields, even the wastewater sludge is given to farmers and recycled for fertilizer.

Project ID: 300392
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