Methane Leaks From Palm Oil Wastewater Are A Climate Concern

The amount of methane biogas that went uncollected from palm oil wastewater lagoons last year alone could have met a quarter of Malaysias electricity needs. Tapping into that unused fuel supply could yield both financial and environmental benefits, the authors said. Capturing methane at wastewater lagoons could be encouraged by making it a requirement before palm oil products can be certified as sustainable, the authors said. Current sustainability certifications do not address wastewater emissions. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/02/methane-leaks-palm-oil-wastewater-are-climate-concern