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ARTUS interactive GmbH supports the following UN goals for sustainable development:

Gesundes Leben für alle Bildung für alle Gleichstellung der Geschlechter Wasser und Sanitärversorgung für alle Nachhaltige und moderne Energie für alle Nachhaltiges Wirtschaftswachstum und menschenwürdige Arbeit für alle Widerstandsfähige Infrastruktur und nachhaltige Industrialisierung Nachhaltige Städte und Siedlungen Bekämpfung des Klimawandels und seiner Auswirkungen

ARTUS interactive GmbH

Participant ID: DE-2018-0319
Valid until: 19.03.2020

This certificate guarantees that the reported quantity of 81 tons CO2 has been saved in Gold Standard tested climate projects.

ARTUS interactive GmbH has acquired shares (certificates) in climate protection projects corresponding to the calculated volume of CO2 and therefore plays a transparent part in the realisation of the projects. This ensures that the company compensates for its own CO2 emissions, and thus scales back the rise in global warming.

The projects have been certified, and the issue and closure of the certificates is registered transparently.

ARTUS interactive GmbH is therefore a voluntary participant in emissions trading, and thus makes a contribution to maintaining a viable environment by reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases. The holder of this certificate makes a sustainable contribution to the commitment to tackle global warming.

Frank Huschka

 

ARTUS interactive GmbH supporting climate protection projects:

TOYOLA Cleaner cooking stoves

Ghana

In Ghana kochen viele Menschen mit Feuerholz und Holzkohle, wodurch hohe Treibhausgasemissionen entstehen. Die Luftverschmutzung in den Räumen führt ausserdem zu negativen Auswirkungen auf die Gesundheit, insbesondere bei den Frauen, die das Essen zubereiten. Dieses Projekt teilt effiziente Kochöfen aus, die weniger Holz benötigen und weniger Rauch erzeugen. Dadurch vermindert es Entwaldung und ermöglicht verbesserte Lebensbedingungen.

Kontext
Ghana ist der grösste Pro-Kopf-Verbraucher von Holzkohle in Westafrika – schätzungsweise 69% aller städtischen Haushalte nutzen diesen Brennstoff.  Alternativen wie Gasöfen sind zwar verfügbar, aber auch so teuer, dass ein Wechsel zu sauberer Energie schwierig wird. 

Projekt
Dieses Projekt ersetzt die kohlenstoffintensiven Kohletöfen durch brennstoffeffziente, isolierte Öfen, die so genannten Toyola-Kohleöfen. Diese Kohleöfen nutzen gewöhnliche Holzkohle, sind aber bis zu 33% effzienter und verringern die Menge an Holzkohle, die zum Kochen benötigt wird, um ein Vielfaches. Dies mindert auch Kohlendioxidemissionen und Entwaldung. 

Vorteile
Dieses Projekt verbessert auch die Lebensbedingungen der lokalen Bevölkerung. Durch die Nutzung effzienter Kochöfen müssen die Menschen weniger Geld für Brennstoff ausgeben und sind im geringeren Maße gesundheitsschädlichen Luftschadstoffen ausgesetzt. Darüber hinaus haben sie eine schnellere Kochmöglichkeit und es ergeben sich lokale Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten sowie zunehmende Sauberkeit und Komfort in den Häusern.

Toyola-Öfen werden zum Großteil aus Schrott hergestellt, der im Rahmen von Bauprojekten in ganz Ghana gesammelt wird. Das Projekt schafft Arbeitsplätze, fördert Recycling und reduziert Herstellungskosten.

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BACHU BIOMASS CHINA

CHINA

Generating sustainable electricity for western China’s rural communities
This project involves local farmers who collect cotton stalks and burn them to generate carbon neutral power. This activity both creates sustainable electricity and creates an additional income stream for rural people in the project area, boosting the local economy.

The Context 

The Bachu Biomass project is located near the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang province on the historic Northern Silk Road at China’s westernmost border. The region’s rich culture has a strong tradition of trade and transfer and cotton growing for the textile industry is the region’s main economic pillar. However, power generation in the area is almost exclusively coal- fired and produces high levels of greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Project 

This project provides the province with renewable energy and simultaneously creates economic benefits for local farmers. The cotton stalks collected by farmers are sold to the power plant, which combusts this surplus biomass in a state-of-the-art straw-fired boiler that generates thermal energy at a capacity of 12 MW. This energy is then supplied to the local electrical grid. This process creates ash as a waste product, which is then given back to the farmers free of charge as crop fertiliser. 

The Benefits 

Prior to the implementation of the project, cotton stalks were considered as waste product that was burned open air in the fields. Now, it is collected and transformed into carbon neutral energy that powers the wider region, strengthening the regional grid against power failures. The project also strengthens local economies by creating jobs, supplementing incomes and providing free fertiliser to increase crop yields. In addition, the project owner provides scholarships to families in need and financial support for local cultural activities.

Half the jobs created by the project are filled by people from local ethnic minorities, while a quarter of total project staff are women.

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Solar Thermal Power Plant by Godawari 50MW

India

Description of the project
Godawari Green Energy Limited is implementing a new 50 MW large-scale grid connected solar thermal power project (“Project activity”) in Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India. Project activity comprises of state-of-the-art, environment friendly, solar thermal power generation using parabolic trough technology. Project activity comes under the purview of large-scale, solar thermal power technology based project to be implemented in India.

Electricity generated from the project activity will be sent to the Combined Regional grid of India. As a result of commissioning, the gross electricity generation in the project activity is 130,263 MWh/year and the auxiliary electricity consumption in the project activity is 11,397MWh/year. Accordingly this project activity is expected to supply 118,866 MWh net electricity to the grid per year and abates 1,131,600 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide emissions during the crediting period.

Contribution to the Sustainable Development
The project proponent commits 2% of CERs equivalent towards the welfare of local community leading to sustainable development. Contribution of project activities to the sustainable development is discussed below.

Social well-being
a) Project activity would create employment opportunities during construction and operation stages. Such opportunities lead to higher income levels leading to removal of social disparities prevalent in Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan.
b) As the project activity is located in rural areas of combined regional grid, project activity would help in improvement of necessary basic infrastructure, such as roads.

Economic well-being
a)  The project activity would promote the application of solar energy based power generation investment which is a significant investment in a green field project in the region.
b)  Encourage investors to make similar investments in promoting renewable power generation technologies.

Environmental well-being
a)  Project activity has no negative environmental impact as relies on natural solar radiation for power generation technology.
b)  Energy generated by the project activity leads to reduced emission intensity in Combined regional grid which otherwise would have generated from fossil fuel.

Technological well-being
a)  Technology to be used in the project activity would be robust, State-of-the-Art, first-of- its-kind thermal solar power generation technology.
b)  Project activity promotes environmentally safe and sound technology.


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