March saw another milestone reached with Ecologi, as we received our 3 years of climate action badge. During this time we’ve funded the planting of 4,324 trees and have supported the prevention of 46.93 tCO2e from being emitted through 45 verified carbon avoidance projects.

17.33 tCO2e alone was avoided through a project to turn waste biogas into electricity in Thailand. Distilleries’ processes produce large volumes of wastewater rich in organic waste. If untreated in open lagoons, this generates potent greenhouse gases like methane.

The Thai San Miguel Liquor (TSML) distillery in Bangkok combats greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater decomposition by capturing biogas and converting it to electricity using newly-installed methane digesters. These harness microbes to convert organic waste into biogas for energy and nutrient-rich digestate.

This process, incorporating methane digesters, treats wastewater, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by over 87,000 tonnes annually. Additionally, it replaces fossil fuel energy for TSML boilers and contributes to the Thai national grid.

In March, we have also supported the Manoa project in Southern Brazil which is developing activities to mitigate climate change, reduce GHG emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation, promoting social well-being and conserving local biodiversity.  It has evolved into a sanctuary for over 780 species of fauna in the region.

A solar PV project on the Indonesian island of Lombok also benefited from our support in March. The project has a total installed capacity of 42 MW, across four solar installations. By providing this electricity to the grid and displacing energy produced through fossil fuels, this solar installation generates emissions reductions estimated at just 34,000 tonnes CO2e per year. The project includes 18 community development activities, as well as providing 69 local jobs.

If you’d like to help support these projects too, you can also sign your business up with Ecologi or by purchasing one of our hosting plans. You can view our profile here to learn more about our contributions.

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