Methane Digestion and Utilization CDM Project from Swine Manure, Foodstuffs Group Co., Laiyang City in Shandon Province

Global Environment Centre Foundation(GEC)

Reports of CDM/JI Feasibility Studies

Title of the researchMethane Digestion and Utilization CDM Project from Swine Manure, Foodstuffs Group Co., Laiyang City in Shandon Province
FYFY 2006
Main research orgnisationTaisei Corporation
Research partner(s)Foodstuffs Group Co., Ltd. Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.
Iwatani International Corporation
Location of the projectChina (Shandong)
Summary of the research report (PDF)Summary(PDF 201KB)
Description of the projectThe objective of this project is to generate electric power produced from biogas by applying methane fermentation process to treat pig manure released from the pig farm in Laiyang City, Shandong Province, China.
Projected income in this project will consist of 3 main resources: sale of CER (Certified Emission Right) derived from GHG reduction, including methane gas; sale of electric power to the area grid; sale of liquid fertilizer to the farmers in the neighborhood.
Sector of the projectWaste Management
Duration of the project activity/ crediting period2009-2018/
Baseline methodology/additionalityIn implementing the project, ACM0010 (Consolidated baseline methodology for GHG emission reductions from manure management systems), approved on 29th September, 2006, shall be applied as Baseline methodology.
Following substitute scenarios may be considered:
Scenario1:anaerobic lagoon treatment
Scenario2:This project non-applicable for registration as CDM
Scenario3:Anaerobic treatment - Flare
Scenario4:Intensive Treatment by mixing manure and urine with water for discharging in the river
Scenario5:Urine is treated in anaerobic lagoon, while dried manure is utilized as organic fertilizer
Intensive analysis of each scenario has led to construe that Scenario 5
proves to be most economically viable one as Baseline scenario.
Therefore, it can be concluded that the project should have additionality
due to the fact that the adopted Baseline for identifying Baseline scenario
differentiates itself from the project, inapplicable as CDM project.
Estimation of GHG emissionsAbout 27,700ton-CO2e/year
Monitoring methodologyMonitoring mandates will be employed by ACM0010/Version02 specifications, details of which are described as under:
ID1= Amount of biogas produced in the anaerobic fermentation tank
ID2= Amount of biogas consumed by the power generator
ID3= Amount of biogas consumed by the Flare system
ID4= Methane concentration in biogas
ID5= Amount of electricity to be supplied to the grid
ID6= Amount of digested effluent
Environmental impactThis project must make an extensive contribution to the improvement of the periphery environment in terms of mitigating GHG emissions, odor and ground water contamination. The benefiting effects will be achieved by employing closed process technology to treat pig manure currently causing serious environment impact upon the neighborhood.
As there is no human residence nor social buildings around the projectpig farm, it may be said that environmental impact resulting from the execution of the project will be very limited.
Issues and tasks for project implementationNext step forward will be to go through a validation review, while more precise calculation of possible amount of CER shall be done; such due steps will lead to final decision-making about practical project implementation.