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Gaz Vitale Bleu, the reference for carbon neutral gas

From 1st January 2013, you automatically benefit from the Gaz Vitale Bleu product, with no increase in price.

With Vitale Bleu, you opt for a doubly natural gas :

  • It’s carbon neutral, thanks to the financing of Genevan and international environmental projects
  • Il comes directly from underground and doesn’t require industrial processing

We can reduce our carbon footprint – the amount of CO2 emissions we cause – by carbon offsetting.

The offsetting principle used by the Gaz Vitale range seeks to reduce CO2 emissions produced by natural gas consumption via the financing of environmental projects.

The natural gas contained in Gaz Vitale Vert is entirely offset through CO2 reduction projects in Geneva.
By opting for Gas Vitale Bleu, you can offset your carbon emissions by financing projects that reduce CO2 emissions in Geneva and around the world.

The international projects chosen by SIG are Gold Standard certified and fulfil strict criteria that guarantee optimal environmental, social and economic impact.

They are mainly selected with SIG partner, myclimate. This Swiss charitable foundation is one of the largest voluntary organisations working in the field of carbon offsetting and applies very strict criteria to the projects it develops.

India: a project to produce biogas from waste

Thousands of small biogas production facilities are going to be installed in India’s Karnataka province in the coming years.

This project will capture the methane produced by the fermentation of food waste and manure. It is recovered as biogas by the inhabitants, who use it to power their furnaces. This has led to a decrease in firewood use and, in consequence, the overuse and degradation of forests.

Gas-fuelled furnaces produce a lot less smoke and emit a lower concentration of fine particles than wood-fuelled ones. This means that inhabitants are now at a lower risk from lung diseases.

Also, the left-over manure can be used as natural fertiliser in local agriculture, reducing the need for chemical products.

Find out more about this project

Brazil: supporting an electricity generating plant with sustainably forested wood

A new power plant fuelled by waste wood was constructed in the town of Itacoatiara, in the Amazon rainforest. This facility replaced old generators using diesel.

As a result, 15M litres of diesel are saved each year. Another benefit is that the heat produced by the plant is captured and used in nearby sawmills to help dry their lumber.

The waste wood used to fuel the generating plant comes from sustainably managed forests (FSC compliant). Before, waste wood was unused and left to rot, releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

This facility produces a reliable electricity supply for the town. The frequent power cuts of the past are now just a distant memory for inhabitants.

Find out more about this project: http://myc.me/Bresil

The independent organisation, SGS, verifies that CO2 emissions generated by the natural gas consumption of SIG’s Gaz Vitale clients remain neutral.