TwiceDaily® Thrive™ supports and invests in the following certified projects designed to reduce your tailpipe emissions every time you fill up at participating TwiceDaily® locations. Even while you pump the same high quality fuel you’ve come to know and love, these important projects, will pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere in our communities and across the world.
Nashville Tree Foundation
Thrive™ will be working with the Nashville Tree Foundation to coordinate free tree giveaway events at 7 local farmers’ markets in Nashville in the fall of 2018. Trees will be available in 1- or 3-gallon containers and will be selected for optimum survival, primarily native species. Those farmers’ markets include:
- 12th South Farmer’s Market
- North Farmer’s Market
- East Farmer’s Market
- Bellevue Farmer’s Market
- Richland Park Farmer’s Market
- Hip Donelson Farmer’s Market
- Southeast Community Farmer’s Market/Woodbine Farmer’s Market
Carbon Reduction Projects
Win Park Vader Piet Project – Aruba
The purpose of the project is to utilize the wind resources of the area. It will supply zero emission energy to the grid, the project directly abates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from thermal power plants currently using fossil fuels operated in Aruba. The annual electricity yield from wind is to supply up to 18% of the islands total average electricity demand. The electricity currently generated by the grid is extremely carbon intensive, with a combined carbon emission factor of 1.1834 tCO2/MWh. Therefore is expected to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by an estimated 195,255 CO2 per year.
Prairie Breeze Wind Energy Center Project – Nebraska, USA
This project will bring significant economic benefits to the local community — creating jobs and bringing in tax revenue that will continue throughout the life of the project. When the third phase became operational in 2016, Prairie Breeze I, II and III started to provide more than 300 MW of energy to the MRO eGRID. The Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID), published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is a globally-recognized source of emissions data for the electric power generated in the United States, linking air emissions with electricity generation.
Wayang Windu Phase 2 Geothermal Power Project – Indonesia, West Java
The project activity is the generation of power using a reliable and renewable resource in place of power generation by a more greenhouse gas intensive fuel/source. The project reduces greenhouse gas emissions through the displacement of fossil fuel electricity generation with a clean, renewable energy source. Steam is formed from surface water that percolates through to hot spots located deep beneath the Earth’s surface, where it evaporates upon heating, thereby generating a huge amount of potential energy. The Geothermal Project utilizes this energy by installing delivery pipes to capture the steam, harnessing the hot thermal energy to spin the turbine which in turn powers up the generator, generating electricity.
KMSPL, VCS Wind Power Project – India
This project will meet the power requirements of small and medium scale industries using the electricity generated from the Wind Turbines and thus reduce GHG emission and promote sustainable development. The project will help in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by using alternative renewable energy resource for generating power. This would otherwise have been generated using nonrenewable sources that are carbon intensive commonly found in the grid. This is a green field project aimed at utilizing wind energy to produce power.
Kocaeli Landfill, GS Project – Turkey
This project activity involves, preparing the landfill area for collection of LFG, recovery of LFG gas and utilization of the recovered LFG through gas engines to generate electricity. The municipal waste is deposited and left for decay at the landfill site, leading to generate and release of large amounts of landfill gas. A network of vertical LFG extraction wells and/or horizontal LFG collection trenches were installed into the waste to collect the LFG. Landfill gas is one of the largest sources of methane emissions to the atmosphere and typically contains 50% methane, a potent greenhouse gas.
Ningxia Angli Lingwu, Photovoltaic Solar – China
The project will generate electricity by using renewable solar photovoltaic (PV) power to the NWPG and replacing equivalent electricity generated by fossil fuel fired power plants connected to the NWPG. The installed capacity of the Project is 39 MWp (15,792 pieces of solar modules with 190W of unit capacity, 150,264 pieces of solar modules with 235W of unit capacity and 4,280 pieces of solar modules with 240W of unit capacity), and therefore reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. The expected annual grid-in electricity is 54,000 MWh which contributes to the reduction of GHG emission by replacing parts of the electricity supply. The Project will achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by displacing equivalent electricity supplied by NWPG, which is predominated by fossil fuel-fired power plants. The estimated annual emission reductions are 48,402 CO2.
Henan Xinxiang 24MW Biomass Project – China
The Henan Xinxiang 24MW Biomass based Cogeneration Project is located in Huixian County of Xinxiang City, Henan Province, China, and was implemented by Xinxiang Tianjie Bio-Power Generation Co., Ltd. The project consists of the installation of two 12MW cogeneration plants based on biomass residues; the generation of electricity with 126,709 MWh/yr supplied into Central China Power Grid; the generation of heat with 909,200GJ/yr; and the utilization of biomass residues for cogeneration of power and heat. The project does not claim the emission reductions due to the displacement of heat, therefore, this project will achieve GHG emissions reduction by displacing the equivalent electricity generated by CCPG with biomass residues fired cogeneration plant which has a lower CO2 emission. In addition, CH4 emissions will be reduced by avoiding dumping of biomass residues. As a result, the project is estimated to achieve 123,858 tCO2e emission reductions annually.