Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited (BPML), a sister concern of the country’s leading business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, is implementing a project aimed at reducing carbon emission in its factory to better protect the environment.
Apart from BPML, three more factories including Unique Power Plant and Everest Power Generation located at Meghnaghat, and Zaber & Zubair Fabrics at Tongi—- are also implementing the bundle project titled ‘Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)’ to reduce their carbon footprint.
The project will help reduce the use of natural gas and diesel, which keeps the environment free from pollution, officials concerned said.
The innovative project is being implemented at two units (unit-1 and 3) of Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited.
Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd. (RREL) is working as a consultant firm for the project.
Details of the projects were revealed Thursday at a ‘Stakeholders Consultation Session for Bundled Waste Heat recovery CDM project’ held at the Unit-1 of Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited in Meghnaghat area under Sonargaon of Narayanganj.
Utpal Bhattacharjee, manager of carbon project development service of Rahimafrooz Renewable Energy Ltd, presented the keynote paper and Mohammad Abul Hossain, head of division (engineer) of BPML (unit-1), delivered the welcome speech at the function.
Utpal Bhattacharjee said the emission of carbon dioxide would be reduced by some 60,000 tonnes if the project is implemented properly.
He also said RREL is trying to get the international recognition for the five factories implementing the bundle project to reduce carbon emission.
Utpal further mentioned that the five factories will recover waste heat from generators under the project.
Shah Alam, head of the bundle project of BPML (unit-1), said, “The project would be the role model for the world if we can complete this (project) successfully.”
He also said, “Bangladesh will move forward further on completion of the project.”
“Three units of Bashundhara Paper Mills Limited (BPML) do not dump any wastage, as this practice pollutes the environment,” Shah Alam said.
Mohammad Lutfar Rahman, general manager of Meghna group, Tariqul Islam, additional engineer of (Elect) of BPML, Azharul Manna, local businessman, government officials and representatives of the local government and various factories of the area were also present at the function.