Greenhouse Gases Management

New POME treatment system in PARAPALMA and AGROPALMA mills:  1 - Cooler towers; 2 - Anaerobic bioreactors; 3 - Tank for settling and  recirculation of microorganisms.After four years of assessments, Agropalma Group has identified two main sources of greenhouse gases (GHG): historical land use change and the palm oil mill effluents (POME) treatment systems, that generate methane. As historical land use change cannot be managed, the most effective option for Agropalma reducing GHG is to act on POME treatment systems, which account for more than 70% of its operational emissions. Therefore, we are committed to seeking the elimination of methane emissions from company’s POME, by executing the action plan presented below.

As illustrated in the pictures presented in this page, installation of new ponds in PARAPALMA and AGROPALMA mills has been concluded. It is important to register that CPA Mill is a small plant and technologies for methane elimination will be identified and assessed. In 2025, if there is no feasible technology for elimination of methane from this factory, Company will keep its commitment of seeking an alternative and, when it is identified/developed, adopt it.

Action Deadline
Install the new set of treatment ponds, adapted for consequent installation of methane capture/burning system, in PARAPALMA and AGROPALMA Mills. 2015
Install the new set of treatment ponds, adapted for consequent installation of methane capture/burning system, in CRAI/AGROPAR and AMAPALMA Mills. 2018
Install the new methane capture/burning system in PARAPALMA and AGROPALMA Mills 2021
Install the new methane capture/burning system in CRAI/AGROPAR and AMAPALMA Mills 2023
Install technology for elimination of methane in CPA Mill 2025
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