Delivering Benefits

Biogas projects deliver great benefits to all stakeholders, particularly our communities and the environment.

Environmental:

Biogas projects typically utilise agroindustrial waste water or solids as a feedstock. Through the anaerobic digestion process which creates biogas BOD and COD levels in the wastewater is significantly reduced. Using Asia Biogas designed inground reactor systems we see projects consistently reaching over 95% COD reduction, with some projects achieving over 99%. This huge reduction in COD reduces, but does not eliminate, the need for secondary waste water treatment.

By reducing COD in the wastewater or the volatiles in solid wastes, fugitive greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced. Biogas projects capture methane which would otherwise go the atmosphere where it is one of the leading drivers of climate change.

A 1MW biogas project in Thailand will produce 20 times more Greenhouse Gas emission reductions than a 1MW solar or wind project in Thailand

Since the biogas produced by our projects is renewable it can be used to directly replace fossil fuels, further reducing greenhosue gas emissions and generating a local reliable and clean burning fuel for reliable heat, electricity generation or transport needs.

A 1MW biogas project in Thailand will typically produce the same amount of electricity in a year as a 4MW solar or wind power project

Community:

Our biogas projects make huge contributions to our local communities. Not only do we improve the environment by cleaning up waste water, we also generate high quality jobs during both construction and operation phases of the project.

During construction our projects buy almost all equipment through local manufacturers and distributors. Other than the engines used to produce power, most of the rest of the equipment is manufactured within the region. Thus delivering significant investment into the local economy.

Our investment doesn’t just stop once the project is built. Asia Biogas’ projects typically employ 14 to 18 people per site. This is much higher than other similar sized renewable energy projects such as wind or solar. These jobs are across all skill levels, contributing to meaningful and gainful employment in local communities.