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ACTIVITIES IMPLEMENTED JOINTLY(AIJ)
 

Uniform Reporting Format:

Activities Implemented Jointly Under the Pilot Phase

List of Projects

A. Description of project

A. 1) Title of project:

Methane emission reduction at wastewater treatment plant in coffee mills

A. 2) Participants/actors:

Please fill in one table for each participant/actor. For individuals fill in as from item "Function within activity".

Item

Please fill in if applicable

Name of organisation(a):

BTG Biomass Technology Group BV

Name of organisation (English):

BTG Biomass Technology Group BV

Department:

Acronym:

BTG

Acronym (English):

BTG

Function within activity:

Consultant

Street:

Drienerlolaan 5

Post code:

7522 NB

City:

Enschede

Country:

The Netherlands

Telephone:

+ 31 53 489 28 97

Fax:

+ 31 53 489 31 16

E-mail:

Stassen.btg@ct.utwente.nl

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Stassen

First name, middle name:

Job title:

Director

Direct tel:

Id

Direct fax:

Id

Direct E-mail:

Id

a) Organisation includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organisations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

Item

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Name of organisation(a):

Amanco de Costa Rica S.A.

Name of organisation (English):

Amanco de Costa Rica S.A.

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Local project partner

Street:

Zona industrial de Pavas, 125 metros al este de Alimentos Jack š

Post code:

City:

San Jose

Country:

Costa Rica

Telephone:

+ 31 506 232 1055

Fax:

+ 31 506 231 5690

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Baudrit

First name, middle name:

Job title:

Division manager Indeco

Direct tel:

Id

Direct fax:

Id

Direct E-mail:

a) Organisation includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organisations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

Item

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Name of organisation(a):

Coopro Naranjo R.L.

Name of organisation (English):

Coopro Naranjo R.L.

Department:

Acronym:

Acronym (English):

Function within activity:

Local project partner

Street:

Frente al mercado Municipal

Post code:

City:

Naranjo (Alajuela)

Country:

Costa Rica

Telephone:

+ 31 506 450 0138

Fax:

+ 31 506 450 0486

E-mail:

WWW-URL:

Contact person (for this activity):

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Surname:

Acuña Corrales

First name, middle name:

Job title:

General manager

Direct tel:

Id

Direct fax:

Id

Direct E-mail:

a) Organisation includes: institutions, ministries, companies, non-governmental organisations, etc. involved in the activity, i.e. research institutes associated with the project, auditors, government agency closely following the activity.

A. 3) Activity:

Item

Please fill in if applicable

General description:

Reduction of the emission of Green House Gases through the application of appropriate anaerobic wastewater treatment technology

Type of project:a)

Fugitive gas (methane) capture and the subsequent conversion to CO2

Location (exact, e.g. city, region,

state):

The four proposed projects are located in the following parts of the Central Valley Region in Costa Rica:

  • Coopro Naranjo: City of Naranjo
  • Coopro Libertad: City of Heredia
  • Coopro Jorco: City of San Ignacio de Acosta
  • Cafetalera Pilas: City of Naranjo

Activity starting date:

15-08-1997

Expected activity ending date:

31-03-1998

Stage of activity:b)

Mutually agreed

Lifetime of activity if different from ending date:c)

Economic lifespan of the investment, i.e. 10 years

Technical data:d)

a) For example, using Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) classification: energy efficiency; renewable energy; fuel switching; forest preservation, restoration or reforestation; afforestation; fugitive gas capture; industrial processes; solvents; agriculture; waste disposal or bunker fuels.

b) Circle the appropriate option.

c) Methodological work will be required to define lifetime of activities.

d) Methodological work will be required to determine for each type of activity what the minimum data requirements are.

A. 4) Cost (to the extent possible):

Item

Year 1

Year 2

...

Year 10

Cost of the project in US$:

932,163

113,587

113,587

AIJ component in US$:

US$ per avoided ton of CO2 equivalent:

127

127

127

Describe briefly how costs are determined:

The cost effectiveness of the project (in US$ per avoided ton CO2 equivalent) is calculated according to the methodology used in the Dutch national CO2-reduction plan (annuity write of over the lifetime of the project, with an interest rate of 5 % divided by the amount of reduction per year).

A. 5) Mutually agreed assessment procedures:

Describe the procedures, including name of organisations involved):

Amanco and BTG guarantee the functioning of the BTG-UASB process according to it’s design capacity, by the end of the second full coffee harvest period that the plant is in function.

a) Please ensure that detailed contact information for all organisations mentioned is reported under

section A.2 above.

B. Governmental acceptance, approval or endorsement

Bearing in mind that all activities implemented jointly under this pilot phase require prior acceptance, approval or endorsement by the Governments of the Parties participating in these activities, which shall be shown as follows:

(a) In the case of joint reporting, the report is submitted by the designated national authority of one participating Party with the concurrence of all other participating Parties as evidenced by attached letters issued by the relevant national authorities;

(b) In the case of separate reporting, the reports are submitted separately by the designated national authority of each and every participating Party. Information will only be compiled once reports have been received from all participating Parties.

B. 1) For the activity:

  • * First report and joint reporting: please add copies of letters of endorsement by each designated national authority of Parties involved in the activity.

* Subsequent reports:

  • Activity was: o suspended

o terminated earlier

  • Describe:

B. 2) This report is a joint report:

  • o Yes, forward copy of agreement/endorsement by the designated national authorities involved

    • o No

B. 3) General short comment by the government(s) if applicable:

C. Compatibility with and supportiveness of national economic development and socio-economic and environment priorities and strategies

Describe (to the extent possible) how the activity is compatible with and supportive of national economic development and socio-economic and environment priorities and strategies

In 1992, the Government of Costa Rica, together with representatives of the coffeee sector, signed an agreement with the objective to substantially reduce the polluting load of rivers.

D. Benefits derived from the activities implemented jointly project

Whenever possible, quantitative information should be provided. Failing that, a qualitative description should be given. If quantitative information becomes available, it could be submitted using the update(s). (If the amount of quantitative information is too large, the source could be indicated.)

Item

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Describe environmental benefits in detail:

  • Reduction of the discharge of organic matter to receiving streams, by 3,018 Metric Tons of COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) per year;
  • Reduction of the emission of methane to the atmosphere by 583 Metric Tonnes of Methane per year;
  • Improvement of water quality down-streams, avoiding oxygen deficits and fish death;
  • Substitution of important amounts of firewood by methane, a clean fuel.

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental benefits?

Yes/no

Describe social/cultural benefits in detail:

  • Improvement of the hygienic-sanitary conditions in the neighbourhood of the coffee mills, by reduction of bad odours, reduction of insects
  • Increasing possibilities for river water re-use down-streams, for agricultural or husbandry purposes
  • Employment creation, during the construction phase of the project;

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social benefits?

Yes/no

Describe economic benefits in detail:

  • Creation of temporal income during constructive phase of the project;
  • Creation of permanent income for plant operators
  • Transfer of technical know-how with high export potential to local engineering firms;
  • Generated energy is converted into heat and applied in the coffee production process, saving important amounts of biomass fuel;

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic benefits?

Yes/no

E. Calculation of the contribution of activities implemented jointly projects that bring about real, measurable and long-term environmental benefits related to the mitigation of climate change that would not have occurred in the absence of such activities

E. 1) Estimated emissions without the activity (project baseline):

Description of the baseline or reference scenario, including methodologies applied:

E. 2) Estimated emissions with the activity:

Description of the scenario, including methodologies applied:

Fill in the following tables as applicable:

E.2.1) Summary table: Projected emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

Year 2

...

Year 10

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

1,378.8

1,378.8

1,378.8

CH4

647.7

647.7

647.7

N2O

other

B) Project activity scenarioa)

CO2

2,121.1

2,121.1

2,121.1

CH4

64.77

64.77

64.77

N2O

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

-741.3

-741.3

-741.3

CH4

582.93

582.93

582.93

N2O

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

-741.3

-1,482.6

-7,413

CH4

582.93

1,165.86

5,829.3

N2O

Other

a) Includes indirect GHG leakage’s.

E.2.2) Summary table: Actual emission reductions:

GHG

Year 1

Year 2

...

Year X

A) Project baseline scenario

CO2

CH4

N2O

other

B) Project activity dataa)

CO2

CH4

N2O

other

C) Effect ( B-A )

CO2

CH4

N2O

Other

D) Cumulative effect

CO2

CH4

N2O

Other

a) Includes indirect GHG leakage’s.

F. Bearing in mind that the financing of activities implemented jointly shall be additional to financial obligations of Parties included in Annex II to the Convention within the framework of the financial mechanism as well as to current official development assistance flows, please indicate

Source of project funding

including pre-feasibility phase

(For each source one line)

Amount

(US dollars)

Coopro Naranjo R.L.

211,402

Coope Jorco R.L.

70,325

Coope Libertad R.L.

185,845

Benificiadora Pilas S.A.

92,334

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

372,257

G. Contribution to capacity building, transfer of environmentally sound technologies and know-how to other Parties, particularly developing country Parties, to enable them to implement the provisions of the Convention. In this process, the developed country Parties shall support the development and enhancement of endogenous capacities and technologies of developing country Parties

Describe briefly the transfer of environmentally sound technology and know-how including where appropriate the type of technology, terms, education, capacity building etc.

Transfer of knowledge and experience on the design, construction, start-up and operation of anaerobic waste water treatment processes, as developed by BTG, especially for the application on liquid residues from coffee mills.

Furthermore preparation of AMANCO staff members in technical aspects of design, construction and installation. Another staff member will be prepared in start-up, operation and monitoring.

H. Additional comments, if any, including any practical experience gained or technical difficulties, effects, impacts or other obstacles encountered

Fill in as appropriate:

H. 1) Any practical experience gained:

Within the context of the bilateral Sustainable Development Agreement, BTG has developed a low cost version of the well known and technically proven Upstream Anaerobic Sludge Bed (UASB) reactor process to treat the highly concentrated coffee waste waters. This version of the UASB process combines high treatment efficiency with low investment and treatment costs and the generation of high quality fuel (biogas)

H. 2) Technical difficulties:

Technical difficulties encountered in the San Juanillo demonstration project are described in the report on monitoring results on the 1996-’97 coffee harvest.

H. 3) negative impacts and/or effects encountered:

Whenever possible, quantitative information should be provided. Failing that, a qualitative description should be given. If quantitative information becomes available, it could be submitted using the update(s). (If the amount of quantitative information is too large, the source could be indicated.)

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Describe environmental negative impacts/effects in detail:

In case of inadequate operation, the following effects may be encountered:

  • bad odors, when process pH control is inadequate
  • methane escape, when gas management is inadequate, or when methane combustion system fails

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of environmental negative impacts/effects?

no

Describe social/cultural negative impacts/effects in detail:

In case of inadequate operation, the following effects may be encountered:

- bad odors, when process pH control is inadequate

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of social negative impacts/effects?

no

Describe economic negative impacts/effects in detail:

Do quantitative data exist for evaluation of economic negative impacts/effects?

no

H. 4) Other obstacles encountered:

H. 5) Other:


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