Sustainable production of biomass requires a comprehensive approach to project implementation, where the main pillars of sustainable production are incorporated. These are:
No disruption to any existing native forested areas (use of plantations in marginal areas which are not suitable for food production)
Water management (high rainfall areas are ideal)
Environmental impact, energy use and CO2 emissions management (low LCA emissions)
Equitable social and economic benefits for communities in the areas where we operate
Aligned Energy recognises that in many cases, energy production or use and water resources are deeply connected. Sustainable management of either resource usually demands consideration of the other. Aligned Energy applies processes and technical expertise to biomass production which recognise and address these overlapping issues. We look at the most effective use of water, wastewater plants, biosolids, and natural nutrient management.