Metro Group Energy WWT Project (300392)(ID: 103000000002181)
South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd.
The proposed project activity entails the installation of an anaerobic wastewater treatment facility, based on an “Up flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket” (UASB) system, to complement the existing open lagoon based system at a starch factory. The system to be implemented enables recovery of methane, that would have been released into the atmosphere, and utilize it for thermal and electricity generation. In the case of thermal energy generation, the captured methane will be utilized in the existing heat generating device for the process of drying the wet starch (displacing fuel oil used under the previous system). The project creates new jobs and increases income to the region via fostering of contracts to local firms for the construction, operation and maintenance of the plant. Furthermore, the implementation of this project activity can reduce odour normally associated with open lagoon wastewater systems.