The use of biogas permits poor households to cook on a gas stove, save conventional fuels, and produce fertilizer at the same time. Beyond the household level, atmosfair also promotes the generation of renewable energy from biomass waste, which often constitutes an unused energy source in developing countries. Here, too, atmosfair meets environmental standards; for example, atmosfair does not support any projects in which energy crops that could compete with food production are raised.

CDM Gold Standard projects

Nepal: Biogas plants for household energy

Status: operation (Phase III) Households in Nepal using excrements to generate energy.

India: Electricity from crop residues

Status: operation(Phase III) Two biomass plants are delievered by thousand small farmers with crop residues ...

Kenia: Biogas from cow dung

Status: operation (Phase III) Farmers around Nairobi are using cow dung to generate biogas ...

Gold Standard Microscale projects

Indonesia: Decentralised Solid Waste Management (Compost)

Status: operation(Phase III) Locals collecting garbage to bring them to recycling facilites ...

Pilot Projects

India: Climate-friendly cultivation and processing of tea

Assam is the largest tea growing region in the world. Energy production for drying the leaves as well as improving soil quality are key issues for tea cultivation. To address these, the project follows a comprehensive approach that uses existing resources and also involves the workers and their families.

Tanzania: Power generation from coconut wood residues on Mafia Island

The power supply of the Tanzanian island of Mafia is completely dependent on diesel. In this project, biomass gasification technology is used to generate electricity and heat from coconut wood waste.