CoreCarbonX has been working in Maharashtra to bring a positive impact in rural areas. The team works with a local partner to install biogas units in marginalized households in Sangali, Maharashtra. The project reduces Greenhouse Gas emissions especially methane from fossil fuels and animal manure and helps rural households develop sustainably.
Clean cooking and waste management
In remote India, almost 305 million use cow dung cakes or fossil fuels as fuel for in-house cooking which is harmful to their health. This problem primarily affects women, who are closely associated with cooking in rural areas. An initial survey in the western Sangali district showed more than 6000 families’ involvement in the Milk business where the use of fuels like dry cow dung cakes, Firewood and Kerosene is very high.
Considering this, CoreCarbonX designed a Biogas Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) digester with the help of a local partner. In each of the 1400 houses, Core Carbon X has chosen to deliver either 2 cubic meters or 3 cubic meters of biogas units, depending on the number and type of cattle, and family size. Household wastewater and cattle dung are fed to the biogas daily to achieve the desired output for clean cooking.
This project helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost health and well-being by encouraging people to switch to biogas from using harmful fuels like kerosene, cow dung, and firewood.
The project helps achieve many goals in addition to many co-benefits:
- Social goals: The project has led to immense work in the women’s empowerment sector by providing them with cleaner options. It has also led to an increase in education and awareness of women. Another impact of the project in the district is training and skill-building among women.
- Economic benefits: The Project’s associated activities have directly employed a number of locals to make the installation effective and indirectly provided economic opportunities to many more.
- Environmental impact: The project activity has resulted in a reduction of anthropogenic GHG gases in the atmosphere. Participating households use less firewood since installing a biogas unit, reduces pressure on scarce forest resources in the project area.
- Technology adoption: In order to deploy clean technology, the biogas units are constructed of bricks, sand, cement, pipes, pipe fittings, metal clips, wire, and gas burners. And each bioreactor has a mesophylic fixed dome which makes the biogas sustainable in design.
CoreCarbonX and its local partner have also made certain that the biogas digesters are straightforward to operate and are seeing consistent use.
Join us In our Biogas CDM project for promoting clean cooking in local communities.