Carbon NeutralCelulose Irani is considered as being carbon-neutral by removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere of it issues.
Get to know some of the some of our initiatives to minimize the effects of global warming.
The Greenhouse Gases Emissions Inventory, besides guiding the initiatives to reduce environmental impacts, seeks to identify opportunities for new Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects, increasing the transparency in IRANI environmental sustainability: strengthen investor confidence; help in identifying risks and facilitates the environmental management plan of the Company.
Access to Inventory documents.
It was also the first Latin American company to have a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project of industrial wastewater treatment to be registered with the UN.
The CDM Wastewater Treatment Station has become the world's first to be fully aerobic.
As a way to contribute with initiatives and consistent projects to alleviate the problem of global warming and reduce greenhouse gases emissions (GHG´s), Celulose Irani SA maintains Cogeneration Plant projects and the Wastewater Treatment Plant, both considered Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects aimed at generating carbon credits.
The initiative covers the modernization of the treatment system, evolving an aerobic system called secondary treatment using activated sludge with extended aeration. This process avoids the mud becoming deposited on the bottom of ponds and generates methane gas.
The project made IRANI the first Latin American company to register in the UN a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for industrial wastewater treatment.
Approved by the CDM Executive Board in January 2008, the facility also became the first in the world to be fully aerobic.
The Wastewater Treatment Station CDM project is called the Irani Wastewater Methane Avoidance Project and can be viewed on the website of the UN (http://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/DNV-CUK1194334826.24/view) filled under the registration 1410.
With the Co-generation Plant CDM this waste is recycled and avoids the process of decomposition in a landfill that provides gas emissions causing the greenhouse effect.
The Mechanism made IRANI the first Brazilian company in the pulp and paper sector, and the second in the world to have carbon credits issued by the Kyoto Protocol.
The project is registered at the United Nations (UN) as "Irani Biomass Electricity Generation Project' and was approved on July 7, 2006. This design is available for consultation on the site: http://cdm.unfccc.int/Issuance/cers_iss.html with number 0404.
The methodologies used in the project Co-generation Power Plant are AMS.I.D AMS.III.E, version 7. The AMS.I.D consists of the renewable electricity generation to replace the energy provided by the state utility. The AMS.III.E is to avoid methane production by using the controlled combustion of biomass.