WINGAS supports environmental project in Thailand
Kassel. Natural gas is not only the most environmentally friendly of all fossil fuels. Through the simultaneous use of climate certificates, it can also be rendered absolutely CO2-neutral. In order to offset emissions, WINGAS is supporting an environmental project in Thailand among other things. Thanks to the support offered by WINGAS, a production facility to the north east of Bangkok has been completely modernized, taking into account energy and environmental requirements. "We're delighted to be helping our customers protect the environment," said Dieter Rütten, a departmental manager at WINGAS.
The environmental project is subject to fixed quality standards and is certified in accordance with the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard). Rütten said: "Our customers can be sure that the environmental projects that WINGAS supports meet strict international standards." The factory produces starch from the root of the manioc plant. Processing results in up to five million liters of waste water a day. Because it was stored in open pools, this water was emitting methane. Thanks to a new biogas facility and a special cover system for the waste water pools, the waste water is now treated to ensure that no methane is emitted into the atmosphere. Instead, it is used as biogas for heating processes in the factory.
This new system saves the equivalent of 95,000 tons of CO2 every year. At the same time, the consumption of heavy oil that is needed for various factory processes has been reduced by 80 percent. The water treated using the process can be used to water the surrounding fields and offers favorable conditions for fish farming. As a result, the project also helps to supply local people with food. Thanks to the proceeds of the project, computer courses at local schools are being funded, the library at a primary school has received teaching materials and books and the local nursery is receiving financial support.
More impressions from the project: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOFR8NtsvfA