‘Chevron’ enhances the potential of rubber farmers Ready to move a low carbon society

Songkhla,, Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Co., Ltd. visited the area to follow up on the progress of the Rubber Cooperative Biogas Project towards a low carbon society. which together with the Energy Systems Research Institute (PERIN), Prince of Songkla University, pushed Yung Thong Cooperative, Songkhla Province, to apply for certification of Carbon Footprint for Organization registration and to evaluate the feasibility of doing so. Cooperative Carbon Credit According to the conditions of the Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) after successfully registering the carbon footprint of smoked rubber sheets. Ms. Phonsuree Kanantha, Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee Corporate Affairs Department of Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Co., Ltd. said that in 2015 Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Co., Ltd. together with the Energy Systems Research Institute (PERIN) at Prince of Songkla University Therefore, a project was created to promote the productio n process of rubber smoked sheets that is more environmentally friendly. By turning wastewater into biogas. And use biogas to smoke rubber sheets to help save firewood fuel. As well as using a solar power generation system to produce rubber sheets and the cooperative's operations. The prototype was piloted at Ban Sai Khao Cooperative. and Yung Thong Cooperative Responding to the government's development of Songkhla, which aims to become a high-value green agricultural city. and is consistent with the principles of the BCG economic model for sustainable development. Professor Dr. Sumet Chaiyapraphat, Director of the Energy Systems Research Institute Prince of Songkla University said that the university has received support from Chevron for 10 years. We focus on working collaboratively with rubber farmers and the cooperative's executive committee. continuously Until it was certain that the equipment and technology were suitable for the way of life of this rubber community enterprise. When all systems work Each cooperative can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 425 tons/year, or approximately 31 percent, and using biogas produced reduces the use of firewood. As a result, the cooperative was able to save 130,000-180,000 baht per year. Now the Yung Thong Smoked Rubber Sheet Cooperative is a model for passing on knowledge to other cooperatives. In addition, it is currently in the process of requesting certification for registration of Carbon Footprint for Organization and evaluating the possibility of generating carbon credits for cooperatives. According to the conditions of the Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) of Thailand to lead the Yung Thong Smoked Rubber Sheet Cooperative to become the first Carbon Neutral organization in Thailand.-517. Source: Thai News Agency