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Climate change SHV Energy China, People’s Republic of China 6/19/2018

Reducing carbon on the customer side in China

As the leading supplier of clean energy solutions across the world, we are committed to providing customers with convenient, efficient and easy-to-use clean energy to replace polluting traditional fossil energy. Our supply of LNG, sustainable fuels, biomass energy and other renewable energy solutions continues to help to meet the demand for energy in the future. As we move forward with society, we work closely with customers as they make the switch to LPG, and replace wood, coal, oil and other energy sources with LNG. This helps our civil and industrial customers reduce energy consumption and lower their CO2 emissions.

Tracking before and after emissions for customers

We track and analyse customer consumption and emissions before and after energy conversion. This helps them understand just how their use of cleaner energy is leading to carbon reduction. It is also a great incentive for other customers to join the clean energy conversion process, and practice low carbon operations together with us. In 2017, a total of 106 factories and commercial customers (IC & CR) converted their energy source to LPG: 34 from coal, 19 from wood, and 18 from diesel/fuel oil. This contributed the following carbon reduction impact on the customer side including industrial, commercial, AutoGas and domestic customers:


A factory converts from coal to LPG

There is a factory located at Foshan City, Guangdong Province, that mainly produces silk and cotton fabrics. They used to use coal to meet their steam boiler demands, until the local government enhanced environmental requirements in 2014, challenging them to comply with new emission standards. Their response was to request a switch from coal to new energy solutions. Considering the size and location of the factory, our sales team proposed the most convenient solution for them: to build LPG cylinder groups in the factory to ensure stable supply for production demand. They now use 300 tons of LPG a year, which contributes to a CO2 reduction of approximately 1,000 metric tonnes. Now that the facility has been upgraded, the factory owner is confident that they will meet local emission standards, and is also happy about contributing to an improvement in local air quality.

Insert Figure 1_05. China CC_03 Conversion from Wood to LNG - Sustainalize 30052018 v2.0

A factory converts from wood to LNG

A packing materials factory in Foshan city, Guangdong Province produces more than 2,000 tons of foam products a year, using 31,200 tons of saturated steam. In previous years, this steam was generated by wood boilers, consuming 30 to 32 tons of wood per day. In 2017, in order to comply with new environmental protection policies, the factory decided to convert their boiler fuel from wood to cleaner LNG.

The new converted natural gas steam boiler consumes 8,000 to 9,000 cubic metres of natural gas per day under the same production conditions. By converting to natural gas, the factory has reduced soot emissions by 71 tonnes a year, reduced sulphur dioxide emissions by 13 tonnes a year, reduced nitrogen oxide emissions by 6.5 tonnes a year, and reduced CO2 emissions by 7,870 tonnes a year. The General Manager of the factory is pleased with the conversion, citing lower costs, reduced compliance pressure, and positive environmental effects as clear benefits.