Prosper has always been committed to reducing its carbon footprint in its entire spectrum of activities and operations. At the milling process level, its palm oil mills have installed various biogas capture systems to reduce the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Four of the mills, namely Rompin Palm Oil Mill (RPOM), Wujud Wawasan Palm Oil Mill (WW), Kosfarm Palm Oil Mill (KPOM) and Endau Palm Oil Mill (EPOM) are registered Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects under the UNFCCC initiatives since 2009.
At the same time, RPOM and EPOM have also successfully been registered as Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Projects (each able to generate 2MW/hr of renewable electricity) under the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) of Malaysia, together with two other 1MW/hr projects at Kilang Sawira Makmur (KSM) and Cheekah-Kemayan Palm Oil Mill (CKPOM). Prosper is partnering with Green Lagoon Technology (GLT) to manage and maintain these FiT Projects, whereby the amount of greenhouse gases being captured and eliminated can be viewed in real time at their website www.glt.my.
Prosper Palm Oil Mill has also been installed with GLT’s greenhouse gases capturing system for the purpose of internal usage for the milling processes and generating electrical power during off-production hours.
These are among the programmes undertaken by the Prosper to meet its corporate social responsibilities as well as to minimize the environmental impacts of its operations.