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Sahabat Empty Fruit Bunch Biomass Project

Technology

Biomass

Renewables

Renewables | Biomass

Country

Malaysia

Asia

Malaysia

Standard

CDM

Compliance

Stage

Starting

2005-07-06

Opening comments

Total issued

72,380

tCO2

Annual Reduction

54,915

tCO2/year

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CDM

Scope

Energy industries

Additionality

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Barrier analysis:yes
Investment analysis :-Other

Provider ID

UNEPcdm0158
UNFCCC288
Methodology Ver Description
AMS-I.C.8Thermal energy production with or without electricity
AMS-I.C.7Thermal energy production with or without electricity

Description

Research performed by Felda Palm Industries has indicated that oil palm Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB) has a moderate calorific value, comparable to palm mesocarp fibre and wood chips. Felda estimates that the EFB could become an important energy source based on the huge amount of EFB, approximately 500,000 tonnes, generated each year from their oil palm milling activities in Sahabat.

Currently the EFB poses a disposal problem, as most mills do not have an incinerator (sites built after 1992 are not allowed by law to use incineration as a waste management option). Consequently, on many sites the EFB has to be mulched or composted. During the peak crop months, the EFB becomes difficult to manage at several of the mills - factors such as access to labour and land topography conspire against mulching as a cost effective option.

Felda Palm Industries will use the waste EFB for electricity and steam generation. The project involves the construction of a 7.5 MW turbine generator equipped with auxiliary facilities such as boilers, water demineralisation plant, cooling tower, air pollution control devices and EFB storage yard. Currently, stand-alone diesel generators owned and operated by the CPO refineries themselves or through Felda Engineering Services and Sahabat Bulkers supply the power generated for industrial and domestic use at the Sahabat Complex. The project is estimated to produce 53,986 (t CO2/year) of emissions reductions.

The two main processes and major power consumers, located at the Sahabat Complex, are the two palm oil production sites, Sahabat Oil Products (SOP – the crude palm oil refinery) and Sahabat Kernel Crushing Plant (SKCP- the palm kernel crushing plant). Sahabat Bulkers (SBI) consumes large amounts of electricity only when there is a shipment of crude palm oil. All these plants are currently generating their own electricity through diesel generators.

Sahabat Bulkers was generating electricity for Bandar Sahabat Resort and the staff quarters until July 2001. The electricity generation and distribution is currently carried out and managed by Felda Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (FESS). FESS generates its own electricity to supply the Bandar D settlement and Bandar C Township. Because of an increase in demand from both commercial and domestic customers FESS has installed an additional two diesel generators 500kW each at the Sahabat Complex. Electricity demand is not expected to increase significantly in the future, as any increases will be attributable primarily to residential consumers. There are no plans for expansion of capacity by industrial consumers therefore this demand is expected to remain stable.

The Sahabat Oil Products refinery (SOP) also requires steam for its operations, which it currently generates through two oil-fired boilers. The maximum steam demand for the refinery is 16 tonnes per hour at a pressure of 12.5 bar. The steam will be supplied by the power plant and the cost of the steam will be charged to the refinery based on the cost of steam production. There are no plans for further expansion of the SOP plant and therefore future demand is expected to be stable and manageable by the new biomass power plant.

The development of this biomass plant will have a positive effect on the waste disposal problems facing mills at the Sahabat Complex, diverting waste away from incineration, reducing the stress on composting capacity, and significantly reducing the amount of EFB currently landfilled. A biomass utilisation scheme, such as the Felda project, also presents an opportunity to promote alternative waste management strategies.

Other expected benefits from the project include:

The multiplier effect of this investment is likely to bring additional benefits such as increased employment opportunities, in the area where the project is located; It increases diversity and security of electricity supply; It contributes towards a decrease in fuel imports; The project will act as a clean technology demonstration project, encouraging development of biomass facilities throughout Malaysia which could be replicated across the region; It contributes towards meeting Government renewable energy targets and therefore qualifies for tax exemptions on the importation of renewable energy technology.

Technicals

Investment

$11M

Energy

Installed capacity 7.50 MW
Effective hours 6.13k h/year
Energy generated 45.96k MWh/year
Utilization ratio 69.96 %
Activity start date

-

Time

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  • In registration

    : Total elapsed days from registration request until approval.
  • To be registered

    : Total elapsed days from Validation until Registration approval (Validation + Registration).
  • To first issuance

    : Total elapsed days from registration approval until first credit issuance.
  • Total to first issuance

    : Sum of entire validation, registration and ‘to first issuance’ days; i.e. the entire process.
In validation 262 days
In registration 31 days
To be registered 293 days
To first issuance 671 days
Total to first issuance 962 days

Location

4 Organizations (6 roles involvement)

Carbon+%26+Environment Participant name Carbon & EnvironmentCredit Buyer ()United KingdomContact name
Carbon+%26+Environment Participant name Carbon & EnvironmentPDD Consultant ()United KingdomContact name
Certification Participant name CertificationVerifier ()MalaysiaContact name
Certification Participant name CertificationValidator ()United KingdomContact name
Certification Participant name CertificationVerifier ()United KingdomContact name
Food Participant name FoodProject Owner ()MalaysiaContact name

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