Biogas CDM Project of Bagepalli Coolie Sangha



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InfoNeeds Reports as on 26 January 2017:

After ADATS successfully registered and implemented a CDM Project to construct 5,500 domestic biogas units for as many Coolie women, we encouraged the Bagepalli Coolie Sangha to undertake yet another CDM Project to construct 18,000 more biogas units in the remaining villages. This CDM Project has been registered with the UNFCCC.

Over the first 7 years, a total of 299,988 tonnes of CO2e are expected to be reduced through this CDM Project (annual average estimated reduction of 42,855 CERs).


Year Estimation of project activity Emissions tCO2e Estimation of Baseline Emissions tCO2e Estimation of leakage tCO2e Estimation of overall emission reductions tCO2e
2010-11 0 16,666 0 16,666
2011-12 0 33,332 0 33,332
2012-13 0 49,998 0 49,998
2013-14 0 49,998 0 49,998
2014-15 0 49,998 0 49,998
2015-16 0 49,998 0 49,998
2016-17 0 49,998 0 49,998
Total estimated reductions (tonnes of CO2e) 0 299,988 0 299,988
Total number of crediting years 7 7 7 7
Annual average over the crediting period of estimated reductions (tonnes of CO2e) 0 42,855 0 42,855

Bagepalli Coolie Sangha entered into an Emission Reduction Purchase Agreement (ERPA) with FairClimateFund, the Netherlands, wherein we sold 229,977 CERs that would be generated by 12,000 Biogas units in the first 10 years, in advance, for a lump sum of € 2.94 million (Rs 192.8 million).

With this money, the Bagepalli Coolie Sangha built 11,633 domestic biogas units for as many poor women from 633 villages in Chickballapur District from 2010 to 2013.

14 paid Case Workers implemented this CDM Project. local Masons were trained to build these units at a wage of Rs 1,000 per unit. Labour was contributed free of cost by the End Users' families, with the entire village Coolie Sangha assisting single women and the elderly. To date, the expenditure on this project is Rs 170.3 million and average cost per unit is Rs 14,559. These expenditures will go up by another 22 million in the next 5 years as they expend on repair, maintenance, monitoring, verification and issuance.

The total usage, as on 10 May 2015, stands at 13,285,209 days, and 101,101 Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) have been generated to date. As on date, 86.15% of investments have been recovered.