CDM Feasibility Study for Biomass-based Power Generation by Utilization of Rice Husks

Global Environment Centre Foundation(GEC)

Reports of CDM/JI Feasibility Studies

Title of Feasibility Study (FS)CDM Feasibility Study for Biomass-based Power Generation by Utilization of Rice Husks
FYFY 2010
Main Implementing EntityIndustrial Decisions, Inc.
FS Partner(s)Bio-Mass Power Co., Ltd.
Location of Project ActivityThailand (Chainat Province)
Category of Project ActivityBiomass Utilisation
Targeted GHGCO2
Duration of Project Activity/ Crediting Period21 years/ 7 years (renewable crediting period)
Summary of FS ReportSummary(PDF 154KB)
Description of Project ActivityThe project owner installs 3.5 MW power plant which uses biomass such as rice husk as primary fuel for power generation. The project generates electricity under the Very Small Power Producer (VSPP) scheme in Thailand.
For using biomass fuel, the electricity generated by the plant displaces an equivalent amount of electricity generated by grid connected power plants. As a result, the project activity will reduce 13,767tCO2 annually.
Methodology to be appliedAMS-I.D.
Baseline ScenarioCO2 emissions from the Thai electricity grid
Demonstration of AdditionalityAs an access to finance barrier, a local bank will prepare a letter which shows a loan is not able to be provided when the project activity is implemented without CDM. Also as investment barrier, the project owner can demonstrate that the project IRR is lower than a benchmark IRR in Thailand.
While, there is a possibility to apply the document of Annex15 to EB54 to the project activity.
Estimation of GHG Emission Reductions13,767tCO2 annually
Monitoring PlanThe managing director is responsible for the whole monitoring process.
The monitoring officer, who is responsible for measurement and calculation of emission reduction, will measure the electricity supplied to the grid and collect sale receipts. All of bought rice husk, wood bark and king grass will be recorded in purchasing books and relevant invoices.
Environmental Impact AnalysisAccording to the IEE report, there is no significant environmental impact likely to be caused due to the project activity.
Project FeasibilityThe construction phase of the project has been already started.
"Co-benefits" (i.e. Improvement of Local Environmental Problems)By utilizing the waste that would have been otherwise disposed of in landfill sites, the project aims to reduce the amount of refuse.
Contribution to Sustainable Development in Host CountryThe scores according to Sustainable Development Criteria can meet the conditions set by Thai DNA for Host country's CDM approval.