Through Tricorona Climate Partner, we carbon offset through a bioenergy project at the Sri Balaji power plant in Andhra Pradesh in east India.
The power plant is fuelled by organic waste from the region so that the project contributes to improved climate impact both locally and globally. This also generates extra income for the local population since Sri Balaji purchases agricultural waste from local farmers.
Greenko, which owns and operates the biomass power plant, is also actively engaged in the region’s sustainable development. Among other things, Greenko has opted to invest 400,000 Indian rupees (approximately SEK 50,000) in the solar panel system for the Maa Amma Vodi orphanage. In this way, the electricity costs of the orphanage are reduced, more money can be used for the children, and the electricity supply is secured which, in turn, increases the quality of the education of the children while use of sustainable energy sources is promoted.
The project contributes to four of the United Nations’ global goals:
- Goal 4: Quality Education
- Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Goal 13: Climate Action
“At SBSC, we are continuously working to reduce our impact and to compensate for unavoidable emissions. In 2020, the corona pandemic had a tremendous impact on our carbon dioxide emissions, and SBSC’s total climate impact during the period fell to 53.8 tons carbon dioxide equivalents relative to 102 tons during the same period last year,” explains Mårten Wallén, Managing Director of SBSC.