Poultry powered renewable energy, India

Converting poultry waste into renewable energy for the people of Andhra Pradesh

117,000 tCO2e avoided per year
121,000 MWh of clean energy per year
68 local jobs created
Cleaner, odourless air

Community & Location

The poultry powered renewable energy generator is located in Andhra Pradesh, a southeastern region in India.

Project snapshot

Prior to this project, litter from the local poultry industry was dumped in landfill pits near farms. This practice released methane into the atmosphere. Methane is believed to be 84 times more potent than co2 in heating up the atmosphere in the first two decades after its release. 

Poultry waste is converted into energy to remove dependence on burning fossil fuels, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions like methane and co2. Implementing this project involves collecting poultry excrement from local farms and installing a 7.5 MW capacity generator to burn the waste. 

Why we fund this project

This project was created to fulfil Andhra Pradesh’s goal of increasing its renewable energy capacity four-fold by 2029. We want to help them achieve this amazing milestone! This project also advances the renewable energy sector beyond its own implementation; the training staff receive when joining this project equips them with skills they can apply to other renewable energy projects.

How does this project help?

In replacing fossil fuels with poultry waste for electric generation, this project reduces co2 pollution, while mitigating methane emissions from poultry waste. Converting poultry excrement into electricity improves sanitation and odour throughout the Andhra Pradesh region, leading to better health and living conditions. The project also boosts the regional economy through a reported increase of 68 jobs.

Who else is behind this project?

We’ve partnered with South Pole, a team of seasoned experts, who are absolute legends in climate change. They are the leading developer of international emission reduction projects.

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