Formula E has two projects located in the country of Mexico – one for landfill gas and one for fertinal nitrous oxide abatement.
Saving an estimated 170,499 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, the landfill gas project is at a Municipal Solid Waste landfill site. The purpose of the project is to contain the harmful landfill gases emitted at the site and use the captured methane to generate electricity.
While generating electricity and reducing CO2 are primary aims of the project, methane gas itself is a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) with harmful global warming effects, so its removal presents an additional advantage.
Locally, the project benefits extend further into the local community by creating various employment opportunities and reducing the fire and explosion risk at the site.
The project is fully certified and contributes to 6 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13).
Saving approximately 1,753,350 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, the fertinal nitrous oxide abatement project is located in Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán, Mexico.
Mexican agriculture is an important source of greenhouse gases, mainly through nitrogen fertilisation that represents 50.4% of the emissions in the sector in equivalent units of carbon dioxide. The purpose of the project is to reduce the current emissions of nitrous oxide (N20) from the production of nitric acid.
The project works by deploying a new environmentally clean technology to Mexico which is not even common industrial practise yet in developed countries to decompose and reduce nitrous oxide.
The project is fully certified and contributes to 3 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (3, 8, 13).