With 13 biogas projects built and 4 under construction, with a total power generation potential of 6.2 MW, the Chilean pig sector progresses steadily in its sustainable management programme, providing Chile with clean, renewable and unconventional energy.
Currently, 1.6 electricity MW are been take advantage of and provided to the national energy network, as well as 700 m3/day of biogas that is used as fuel in already existing boilers, replacing fossil fuels.
Currently, there is, in Chile, a great number of initiatives related to the climate change and the greenhouse effect gases quantification (GEI) in different production areas. The Chilean pig sector has been a pioneer in this field: in 1999 it signed the first Clean Production Agreement (CPA), and in 2005 the second one.
In this setting, the industry, through the ASPROCER, produces, annualy, its Greenhouse Effect Gases inventory, and reports its emissions to the Ministry of the Enviroment. The producers also have an online tool for the calculation of the carbon footprint that allows them to make improvements in the management and the processes to decrease the emissions along all the production chain.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016/ ASPROCER/ Chile.