We are committed to reducing our adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, VOPO has created Trading Carbon. An expedition specific competition that neutralises the emissions from air, land & sea travel by supporting projects that have a positive social and environmental impact.
What is Offsetting?
Even though current forms of transport can be incredibly convenient and it allows us to visit some of the world's most remote and beautiful places, it is also responsible for releasing greenhouse gases. Proven to have negative effects on the health of humans and the natural environment.
Because of this, we have calculated the fuel emissions for each route and vessel taken during the expedition in an attempt to equalise our impact. The projects we support help empower and create positive environmental and social change in the world.
All of the carbon offsetting projects are verified. Meaning, they meet strict international standards that certify the validity of the projects. These initiatives ultimately help mitigate the negative effects from travel.
The Trading Carbon comp is now closed!
Electric Garbage has been voted.
1. electric garbage
Generating sustainable energy from wastewater in Thailand
The Kornburi Wastewater Treatment Project is located at a tapioca starch processing plant in the Kornburi District of Northern Thailand.
Biogas from wastewater is captured and burned to generate electricity and heat that powers the factory, preventing approximately 39,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year.
2. capture the wind
Producing clean energy from wind for rural regions in Taiwan
Even though the country has such a long and windy coastline, Taiwan is still heavily reliant on fossil fuels.Over 75% of the country's total installed electricity capacity runs on fossil fuels.
The Changbin and Taichung Wind Farm project harnesses Taiwan's abundant wind energy along the its coastline. It generates over 300,000 MWh of clean electricity from 65 wind turbines for more than 86,300 households annually.
3. river energy
Creating dam-free hydro power in Indonesia
This micro hydro power plant makes use of the natural flow of water to generate sustainable power for the island of Sulawesi, without the need for a retaining dam.
The project utilises the natural fall of water between the upper Moaat lake and the lower Iloloy lake to generate low impact sustainable energy. The hydro plant has an installed capacity of 3 MW only, making it heavily dependent on additional funding from carbon revenues.