The biodigesters installed by members from the SSBC Community are an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. Members in Kenya, Uganda and Indonesia have registered carbon projects at the Gold Standard, a certification body to quantify and verify emission reductions from the biogas installations. The Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) issued by the Gold Standard, also called carbon credits, are available for companies and individuals worldwide to offset their CO2 emissions and contribute financially to climate mitigation.
SSBC supports its members by knowledge exchange on carbon registration and verification processes and has signed an agreement with FairClimateFund to sell carbon credits in the international market (mainly Europe and Northern America).
This project is on the use of biogas technology in Kenya, overall objective of the Kenya Biogas Programme is to develop a commercially viable biogas sector that supports the use of domestic biogas as a local, sustainable energy source. The Kenya Biogas Programme is implemented by ABPL. ABPL is organizing farmers at County level to further increase demand and dissemination of the technology as well facilitate access to repair and maintenance services close to home. The project’s impact in reduction of carbon emissions is a remarkable 379,000 tons of carbon emission reduced until end of 2022, which increases each year. https://www.fairclimatefund.nl/en/projects/kenya-clean-cooking-with-biogas
Gold Standard Projects:
In Uganda biogas is also used for lighting in areas without access to electricity. A biodigester at home also produces bio-slurry which is used to fertilize crops. Domestic biogas also is solution to methane emissions from cow and pig manure left decomposing in open pits.
The Uganda Biogas Programme is implemented by Biogas Solutions Uganda Ltd (BSUL). The programme was initiated by Hivos, under the umbrella of the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme, a partnership between the Dutch government, Hivos and SNV (Netherlands Development Organization). Hivos and SNV founded BSUL which has become a strong organization to implement the programme. In 2021 Hivos handed over carbon project development and certification in East Africa to BSUL in collaboration with Africa Bioenergy Programs Ltd based in Kenya. FairClimateFund has adopted this project to sell Gold Standard VERs in 2022. Read more: https://www.fairclimatefund.nl/en/projects/uganda-clean-cooking-with-biogas
Gold Standard Projects:
Indonesia Domestic Biogas Program (IDBP) P0A
The Programme of Activities IDBP aims to install bio digesters in households across Indonesia currently using non-renewable biomass and fossil fuels as their main source of cooking fuel. The bio digesters will be fed with manure mixed with water, which will undergo anaerobic digestion and produce biogas that will be channeled directly to a cook stove. https://registry.goldstandard.org/projects/details/1619
Indonesia Domestic Biogas Program – VPA1
The Programme of Activities IDBP aims to install bio digesters in households currently using non-renewable biomass and fossil fuels as their main source of cooking fuel. The first VPA covers biodigesters installed from 2009 to 2016. https://registry.goldstandard.org/projects/details/110
Indonesia Domestic Biogas Program – VPA2
The Programme of Activities IDBP aims to install biodigesters in households currently using non-renewable biomass and fossil fuels as their main source of cooking fuel. The second VPA covers biodigesters installed between from 2017 to 2023. https://registry.goldstandard.org/projects/details/1620