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China: Animal Manure Management System (AMMS) GHG Mitigation Project , Shandong Minhe Livestock Co. Ltd., Penglai, Shandong Province, P.R. of China
(Community Development Carbon Fund)

UNFCCC Reference No.: 1891

2 Project Documents

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Project Description: This project, developed by The Shandong Minhe Livestock Co. Ltd., aims to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from chicken manure by improving animal manure management systems at chicken farms and utilizing a biogas cogeneration system to supply electricity to the grid that would otherwise be generated from coal-fired power plants. The project is mainly composed of a pre-treatment system, high-efficiency anaerobic digestion system, methane liquid and dregs separation and storage system, methane gas purification and storage system, methane gas power generation and residual heat utilization system. 72,371 tCO2e will be mitigated per year over the course of a 10 year crediting period.

Current Context: Animal operations in China are becoming more intensive so as to achieve economies of production and scale. These intensive animal operations result in large amounts of manure and wastewater that significantly pollute the environment, including GHG emissions, odor nuisance, and profound water/land contamination. Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) use similar AMMS- uncovered anaerobic lagoons to treat and store animal manure, uncovered anaerobic lagoons emits large amounts of GHGs from the anaerobic decomposition processes.

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Benefits: The advanced animal manure management system will generate direct benefits namely: help reduce CH4 and N2O emissions from animal wastes; reduce the nuisance of odors and wastewater, benefiting both farmers’ and children’s health; increase local employment for skilled labor during production, installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment and systems; establish a positive model of animal manure management practice for other animal operations.
In addition a Community Benefits Plan was designed based on consultations with residents of the nearby villages of (Wujia and Qujiagou and the villages of Hanwang and Miaojiagou). These villages are characterized as having higher rates of poverty and limited infrastructure. Through construction of infrastructure in the four poverty-stricken villages, the CBP is aiming to provide methane fertilizer of high quality and relevant technical training service so as to improve the production and living conditions of local people, propel the overall development of local economy and speed up the poverty relief process in project-affected areas.

Table: CBP Activity Summary

Benefits Activity Description
Better access to roads and drinking water Infrastructure construction Road repair from: Wujia to Hangwang village, Hangwang to Pengshui village, and Miaojiagou village. Construction of irrigation and drinking water project in Qujiagou village
Better agricultural production by use of organic fertilizer Provision of digested solid and liquid fertilizers Provision of fertilizers to Wujia, Hangwang, Pengshui and Miaojiagou villages
Knowledge and capacity building on use of fertilizer Provision of class & onsite  training, booklets Provide skill training to households in the use of liquid and solid fertilizers in order to help increase their income generation

CBP Monitoring Plan: The implementation of the CBP has been systematically monitored and reported to the CDCF as part of annual supervision led by the World Bank team. All CBP project activities have been completed apart from the provision of organic fertilizer, which will continue until the end of the ERPA term (2013).                        

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