Adani Total Gas launches Greenmosphere to help create low carbon society
Ahmedabad, December 31, 2021
Adani Total Gas Ltd (ATGL), India’s largest private CGD company, and a joint venture between the Adani Group and TotalEnergies, has launched a new green initiative that targets afforestation, outreach to millennials, and energy audits.
Titled Greenmosphere, this ATGL initiative will drive mass tree plantation programmes, spread awareness about climate change among the young, and encourage sustainable energy practices through energy audits, a press release from the company said.
Speaking at the launch of Greenmosphere Mr. Pranav Adani, MD - Agro and Oil & Gas, Adani Group said, “If we are to achieve climate change targets, we need to build strong partnerships with all stakeholders – including governments, corporations and society-at-large. As a responsible corporate citizen, the Adani Group cares for the welfare of communities everywhere. This is why we are determined to give back to society through innovative, sustainable, long-term solutions.”
"The afforestation programme, which envisages large-scale community participation, aims to increase the fresh sources of oxygen. This, in turn, will reduce the copious amount of greenhouse gases. ATGL sees Greenmosphere as a corporate movement that will help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by halting deforestation, boosting afforestation, and supporting wetland conservation," the release said.
Afforestation under this initiative will be done through the Akira Miyawaki technique, which works even on adverse soil and in adverse climate conditions. Case studies from across the world have established that the forests cultivated by adapting this technique are thirty times denser, which implies that they absorb thirty times more carbon dioxide, it said.
The scheme further aims to create dense green pockets in urban areas, which will greatly benefit the community. ATGL has already employed the Miyawaki technique at its plant in Ramol, Ahmedabad.
Another integral part of the Greenmosphere initiative is the creation of an awareness platform for millennials across educational institutions. Highlighting the importance of green technology, energy efficiency and conservation, the awareness programme will include activities such as tree planting, storytelling sessions, painting competitions, forest walks and skits, the release said.
"The most defining component of Greenmosphere is the energy audit, which covers industrial, commercial and residential areas. The assets to be audited include ATGL offices and CNG stations. This will enhance energy efficiency by aligning the processes with energy efficient practices and solutions," the release added.
Adani Total Gas Limited is one of India’s leading private players in developing City Gas Distribution (CGD) networks to supply Piped Natural Gas (PNG) to Industrial, Commercial, Domestic (residential) customers and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to the transport sector.
It has gas distribution mandate catering to 38 Geographical Areas (GAs), of which 19 are managed by ATGL and the rest are managed by Indian Oil-Adani Gas Private Limited (IOAGPL) – a 50:50 joint venture between Adani Total Gas Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited.