According to the bank document, the project will develop:
(i) agricultural waste-to-energy systems in four locations in rural areas; and
(ii) low-carbon, low-pollution, and energy-efficient heating, cooling, and power production systems in seven locations in rural and semi-urban areas in Qingdao City.
The agricultural waste-to-energy systems will use carbon-neutral biomethane for power generation and biomass briquettes as heating fuel. The low-carbon heating, cooling, and power production systems in rural and suburban areas, on the other hand, will use cleaner fuel sources, such as natural gas, and waste heat recovered from wastewater at municipal sewage plants, instead of coal.
As a result, energy intensity is expected to reduce by 40%, and carbon intensity by 64%, from the averages achieved by comparable standard systems now in use in the northern PRC (The project is expected to achieve average energy intensity of 0.35 gigajoules per square meter (m2), compared with the present average of 0.56 gigajoules per m2 in the PRC, and to produce carbon emissions of 20 kilograms per m2, compared with 70 kilograms per m2 from coal-based systems.).
The project will also promote high-quality equipment and system design by organizing technology exchange sessions with providers of advanced technology solutions.
Loan: Qingdao Rural Waste-to-Energy and Clean Energy Supply in Rural and Suburban Areas Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Qingdao Municipal Government
c/o Qingdao Mun.Devt.& Reform Commission
No. 11 Xiang Gang Zhong Road, Qingdao
People's Republic of China 266071
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