A Green Label for Indian Tea
A project in partnership with the Tea Board of India and the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and funding from the Global Environment Facility, has demonstrated significant energy savings in tea processing units in south India. A cup of tea produces approximately 17 grams of carbon dioxide. A range of energy conservation measures introduced (both thermal and electric) in the energy intensive small-scale tea processing units in the Nilgiri hills have reduced this to around 12 grams of carbon dioxide per cup.
The project, in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, aims to introduce energy conservation measures in the firewood intensive tea sector in south India by addressing information, technology and financial barriers that stand in the way of greater adoption of energy conservation technologies and practices.