Carbon Offset Projects for March
Carbon offsetting for the month of March. We had five deliveries to offset for February, each producing close to 2 tons of CO2 emissions, so we offset 10 tons on the Sidrap Wind Farm in Indonesia. In addition, we enrolled on a monthly subscription to remove 100 kg CO2 directly from the air with Climeworks.
Sidrap Wind Farm Project in Indonesia
Located in South Sulawesi, the Sidrap Wind Farm project consists of 30 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 75 MW. The project produces 253,000 MWh of renewable energy per year to the South Sulawesi national grid - enough to power over 70,000 local homes!
The project is Indonesia’s first utility scale wind farm and has been developed by PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi. The project has been in commercial operation since 01 March 2018.
TProject impacts and benefits:
This project reduces Indonesia’s dependence on fossil fuels for power generation, providing clean electricity to a nation in need of power
Provides local employment opportunities (35 new jobs) and promotes equal pay for work of equal value
Reduces air pollution by replacing coal and other fossil fuel fired power plants with clean, renewable power
Raises awareness and provides capacity for climate change mitigation, adaptation and impact reduction
Promotes Indonesia as a country committed to minimizing greenhouse gas emission through renewable energy development
CLIMEWORKS AIR CAPTURE
Direct air capture to help reverse climate change
How is carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere? One of the key ways to stop global warming is through direct air capture technology
Climeworks develops, builds and operates direct air capture machines
Climeworks technology, Climeworks capture carbon dioxide directly from the air; removing unavoidable and historic CO₂ emissions. The air-captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and used as a raw material, or completely removed from the air by safely storing it. Direct air capture, therefore, is one of the key ways to stop global warming by reducing the amount of potentially harmful CO₂ in the Earth’s atmosphere.