"One More Time !!!"
Catalytic N2O Abatement Project in the tail gas of the Caprolactam production plant in Thailand is the first Thailand CDM Project which had been Issued CERs for second time
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is an undesirable by-product of Caprolactam production and has been recognized as one of the six greenhouse gases (“GHGs”) under the Kyoto Protocol. It is of low toxicity but is a greenhouse gas (GHG), whose GWP is large (GWP=310 in the IPCC 2nd Assessment Report). There are, however, no national or regional regulations or restrictions on the emission of N2O in Thailand. In this project, Thai Caprolactam Public Company Limited (TCL) additionally installed N2O catalytic abatement (destruction) facility to the currently operating Caprolactam plant. This installation reduces the GHG emissions, which would otherwise be released to the atmosphere if the project was not implemented
The aim of the project activity is to reduce N2O emission of the tail gas emitted from Ammonium Nitrite Preparation process by installation of a DeN2O catalyst in Thai Caprolactam Public Co., Ltd ( TCL) . On the other hand, N2O is not a toxic substance and is not regulated in Thailand. Therefore, it is released to atmosphere currently without any recovery or any specific treatment at the targeted facility of TCL. The project introduce catalytic DeN2O equipment at the tail point before release to the atmosphere. It is expected that the equipment can decompose more than 85% of the N2O, which would be emitted otherwise.
In addition to reduce N2O emissions, the project transfers a clean technology which is not yet widely commercialized even in industrialized countries. It also includes the training course for operation of the DeN2O equipment and also for accurate monitoring. The local employment will be created through the direct/indirect economical effects through the project activity.
As for the contribution of sustainable development for local, host country, the N2O abatement technology will be introduced to the project, which will be beneficial to further promote the application of the advanced technology, which is not yet widely commercialized even in the industrialized countries. Furthermore the implementation of the project activity includes the training course for accurate monitoring, which will provide the staffs of TCL with an opportunity to learn new technology and improve their skills
The project had been approved LoA by Thailand's DNA-CDM (Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization:TGO) on 18 Feb 2008,next, this project had been registered by CDM-EB on 16 Jul 2009. After that, the project had been issued CERs for the first time on 27 Sep 2011 which the total emissions reduction achieved by this project activity by the 1st monitoring period (16 Jul 2009 - 30 Sep 2009) is 37,422 tCO2e. And now, This project had been issued CERs for the second time on 27 Apr 2012 which amount of CERs for the 2nd monitoring period (1 Oct 2009 - 30 Sep 2010) is 98,865 tCO2e.
Report by GHG IC Team