INDUSTRY SOLUTIONSGree Energy provides effective solutions to decarbonize the agriculture and food supply chain in emerging countries at scale.

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Reducing Methane : a quick win on tackling climate crisis

Rapidly reducing methane emissions is one of the single most effective strategies to keep the goal of limiting warming to 1.5˚C, whilst also delivering co-benefits such as improving public health and agricultural productivity. Methane has a global warming potential of more than 84 times CO2 over a 20-year timeframe and accounted for roughly 30 percent of global warming since pre-industrial times. Methane is also the primary contributor to the formation of ground-level ozone, a hazardous air pollutant and greenhouse gas, exposure to which causes 1 million premature deaths every year. Agriculture and food systems are the predominant sources of human-caused methane.

Reducing methane emissions by 45% by 2030 could eliminate nearly 0.3°C warming by 2045. Every year, the subsequent reduction in ground-level ozone would also prevent 260,000 premature deaths, 775,000 asthma-related hospital visits, 73 billion hours of lost labour from extreme heat and 25 million tonnes of crop losses.

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Cost-effective solutions

Methane avoidance from food industry wastewater is one of the most cost effective solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as each tonne of methane captured results in the avoidance of 28 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Technical abatement solutions for methane already exist and are available for deployment now. Gree Energy uses proven and mature technologies that benefit from the cost reduction of their mainstream deployment in developed countries.   Besides, methane - the main component of natural gas - has commercial value: the methane captured can often be monetised directly as a renewable power or fuel solution. This means that emissions reductions could eventually result in economic savings or be carried out at lower cost, while unlocking further social and environmental impact

Real and permanent emission reduction

Gree Energy develops high quality biogas projects generating emission reductions that are independently verified. We use proven and mature technologies and adopt best-in-class biogas standards to reduce risks and ensure durability, thus permanently avoiding methane emissions from the food processing plant.

Biogas from food industry wastewater is one of the very few activities listed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on the positive list of technologies because of their high additionality, meeting the highest standard of quality assurance. Avoided methane emissions are based on clear retrospective emission data and are directly measured in real-time by state of the art monitoring equipment to guarantee emissions reduction are real, permanent and accurate, with no risk of reversal.

Our biogas projects are developed with robust environmental and social safeguards and create concrete co-benefits, such as generating clean and reliable energy, creating green jobs, and reducing water and air pollution that improve the livelihoods and wellbeing of local communities.

Create verifiable impact.

Positive impact is at the core of everything we do to create real positive change for people wanting a healthier life, economic growth, and a cleaner environment. We believe in directly impacting people’s lives through rural development, giving access to clean reliable energy and reducing pollution. Gree Energy is B Corp certified and meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Our safeguards are in line with the world class industry standards including VCS, IFC PS, and IRIS+. We also deliver on the following SDGs:

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Our solutions for corporate climate action

Reclaim ownership of your climate impacts with our climate solutions:

Purchase verified carbon credits with us (see our project, Hamparan.)

Partner with us to transform global food systems and reduce carbon methane emission in the agriculture and food supply chain

Ready to decarbonize on a massive scale?

Contact us to learn more about our biogas solutions to hit your net zero emission targets.