Liucheng Biomass Power Generation Project

A biomass residues power generation plant was constructed in the Liucheng County Autonomous Region of China. It generates electricity from mulberry leaf and sugarcane leaf residues that have been discarded by local farmers and would have otherwise decayed or been burned – emitting greenhouse gases. The estimated total greenhouse gas emissions reductions for the entirety of the project are 863,268 tCO2e with an average annual emission reduction of 123,324 tCO2e.

How it works

The main systems of the biomass power generation plant ensure that the biomass residue is efficiently processed and converted into energy. The project is feasible given that the region has abundant sources of biomass with annual available quantities of sugarcane leaf of 375,000 tonnes and 351,000 tonnes of mulberry leaf all within 50 kilometers of the project site. There are two 75 t/h biomass residues direct-burning boilers installed and two 15 MW steam turbines and generators to facilitate the conversion process. The electricity is delivered to the Guangxi Grid, and then to the South China Power Grid (SCPG).

Offsets Made it Happen

Without the funds from carbon offsets and thus the absence of the project activity, the annual biomass residues would have been dumped or left to decay under mainly aerobic conditions or burnt in an uncontrolled manner. By harnessing the biomass for energy, the emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels for energy are avoided.

Other Benefits of the Project

  • Uses biomass residues resources effectively which in turn promotes a recycle-economy
  • Protects the environment around the project site
  • Controls the burning of mulberry and sugarcane leaf which reduces the harmful pollutants released – as the plants have filters that capture particulate matter
  • Improves air quality by reducing particulate matter (SO2 and NOx) from the combustion of fossil fuels
  • Increases local power supply while accelerating local economic development and reduces the reliance on fossil fuel energy sources
  • Creates local employment opportunities and improves livelihoods

Project at Glance

Project Type :

Energy Industries (Renewable/Non-renewable Sources)

Location :

Guangxi Zhuang Region, China

Estimated Annual Emission Reductions :

123,324 tCO2e

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