Commercial and Industrial Energy Cambodia
How are our factories and buildings using energy and why does that matter?
Greenhouse Gas Emissions have doubled from the garment sector between 2002 and 2012
70% of the wood burnt by garment factories comes from natural forests – mainly from illegal harvesting and questionable land clearing practices.
GERES has undertaken a study on the the potential of agricultural residues to replace unsustainable firewood in the manufacturing sector. In a second phase, with the support of CCCA, H&M Group and the WISIONS Initiative, GERES has worked closely with Cambodian garment factories and rice millers to support the emergence of a supply of a sustainable biomass fuels aimed at the garment sector for their thermal energy needs.
The current total consumption of firewood by the Cambodian garment sector is estimated to be about

tonnes per year

ha of forest

football fields
1/2 Billion

tonnes of CO2
Chip Mong recently launched the Ecocycle facility, a co-processing technology for industrial waste.
What does that mean?
Waste product such as rice husk is burnt at high tempuratures to provide fuel for the cement manufacturing
Refused Derived Fuel
The Global Green Growth Institute is undertaking analysis in Refused Derived Fuel (RDF). What does that mean? It is a process in which combustible waste is used as a fuel instead of going to landfill. The heat from this incineration can be used to make cement or electricity.

Waste is a huge problem in Phnom Penh, the existing landfill will be full by 2020 with more than 1 million tons of waste entering it per year.
Check out how Refused Derived Fuel works in the video below
RDF presents an attractive solution because it requires a relatively low capital investment. I am excited about this project as it offers the potential for addressing one of the main environmental issues in Phnom Penh while creating jobs and economic growth
Dr. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General at GGGI
H&M And gggi partner to produced
Cambodia Textile Sector Energy Efficiency Project Development
H&M and GGGI are working to improve the efficiency of steam boilers in the garment factory of Cambodia. The project will retrofit technologies in factories.

Introducing more resource efficient processes in garment production holds major employment creation opportunities and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the sector up to 17%.
Energy efficiency approach is rather crucial to reduce the cost of the product or service and reducing the impacts on our environment.
H.E Sat Samy
GGGI estimates that green technology can increase real GDP by 46% for the garment sector