Methane capture installation for greenhouse gasses emission reduction In palm oil mill

Deffi Ayu Puspito Sari, Primazahra Agya Zaenal Mutaqin, Pawenary, Edy Herianto Majlan

The palm oil industry produces greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and other gases through the processing, transportation of vehicles and waste produced. Greenhouse gas emissions can be calculated by the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) method. The biggest emission source in the palm oil mill (POM) industry comes from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) and can be reduced by capturing the methane. By makingan estimation of greenhouse gases (GHGs)from the operation of the methane capture installation, the total emissions reduced that produced will be known. The palm oil mills that analyzed was a palm oil mill located in Belitung Island, Indonesia. The purpose of this study was to estimate the GHGs emission reduction from the palm oil mill after the installation of biogas methane capture facility.Using IPCC method, the total actual emissions reduction is 70,6%,and without addition of sludge removal in the reactor, the reduction is84,7%.

Volume 11 | Issue 7

Pages: 459-464