We evaluate the environmental impact of the project and, if necessary, propose corrective action
Even though biogas projects produce renewable energy, certain factors can have a negative influence on the project’s global environmental impact: transportation, construction of new infrastructures, land application… It is therefore necessary to conduct an analysis to verify the impact of the operation and, if appropriate, propose corrective actions.
Greenhouse gases and environmental impact
Organic matter naturally diffuses greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 …) during its decomposition, for example during storage and land application or disposal on landfills. However, methane (CH4) has a potential to contribute to the greenhouse effect more than 20 times higher than that of CO2.
By capturing and recycling that methane, anaerobic digestion allows a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and actively fights against global warming. In France It is estimated that 5% of greenhouse gas emissions come from methane emissions.
Nevertheless, building new infrastructures and setting up additional transport can have a significant influence on the overall environmental impact of the project.
Ensuring the environmental relevance of your project
In order to ensure the environmental relevance of your project, LEDJO Energie provides:
- Assessment of the current situation
- Analysis of data from your project in terms greenhouse gas emissions
- Identification of potential greenhouse gas sources
- Overall impact in terms of greenhouse gases and conclusions on the environmental relevance of our project
The environmental analysis is done using DIGES, software developed by the ADEME specialised in greenhouse gas impact in anaerobic digestion and the ENVIRO calculator developed by LEDJO Energie based on an ADEME program using the Bilan Carbone ® method.
Environmental analysis concerns:
- the quantities of greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) produced by the anaerobic process
- the amount of greenhouse gas that would have been produced by traditional waste treatment
- the amount of greenhouse gas that would have been produced by traditional energy production
Current and future transportation needs are also taken into account.
The results are delivered to you along with possible means of action to improve the environmental impact of your project.