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2023 Portfolio

Distribution of ONIL Cookstoves

Standard:

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)


Location:

Guatemala


Project overview:

In Guatemala, many households use firewood for cooking. These fires cause respiratory problems and burns, and because they are inefficient, the high demand for wood to supply them contributes to deforestation rates. Deforestation is environmentally damaging because trees remove and store carbon emissions from the atmosphere.  

 

This project provides households with a fuel-efficient ONIL (concrete) stove that reduces the amount of firewood required. Every ONIL stove is estimated to save around 4 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/VCS/1721

CTL Landfill Gas Project

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Brazil


Project overview:

The objective of the project is to capture and to flare/combustion the landfill gas produced in a new landfill in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The project activity is designed to result in greenhouse gas emissions reduction from limiting unnecessary flaring methane and though supplying the captured methane to a nearby energy producer. In the next Phase of the project, it is planned for the combustion of the landfill gas to provide clean electricity for the local community and the landfill facilities, reducing reliance on the fossil fuel fed national grid.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/LRQA_Ltd1332768548.38/view

Bukit Tagar Sanitary Landfill gas

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Malaysia


Project overview:

Landfill gas, which consists of mainly methane, is generated due to the anaerobic degradation of solid waste in Bukit Tagar sanitary landfill. Before the project was developed, this landfill gas was passively vented from the landfill to the atmosphere. The project involves the flaring of excess gas that would otherwise be directly emitted to the atmosphere.

 

The project developer intends for renewable power to be generated from the landfill gas to replace the existing power supply from grid that is mainly fossil fuel based.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/DNV-CUK1238680609.1/history

Canhanduba Landfill Project

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Brazil


Project overview:

The project generates carbon credits through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The landfill gas generated at the Canhanduba landfill is collected and converted from mainly methane into carbon dioxide through flaring. The remaining gas is used as gaseous fuel for electricity generation within the project infrastructure. Without the project, the methane would otherwise be directly emitted into the atmosphere and the electricity generated would have been sourced from Brazil’s predominantly fossil fuel powered electricity grid.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/Germanischer1398340784.07

https://cdm.unfccc.int/UserManagement/FileStorage/KTB1QL4YESIPV6R50CJDZ3G29W7XFU

2022 Portfolio

Titas Gas

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Bangladesh


Project overview:

Construction began on the Titas gas distribution system in the mid-1960s and over the years the system has not been adequately maintained. As a result, a significant percentage of the natural gas throughput (predominately methane (CH4)) leaks from components in the system and is released into the atmosphere. The Titan Gas project will lead to reductions of methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG)

 

Implementation of this project is expected to reduce emissions by an estimated more than 4 million tons of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) GHG per year, generating around 40 million tCO2e Certified Emission Reductions (CER) over 10 years.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/TUEV-RHEIN1418008670.0/view

Caixa Econômica Federal Solid Waste Management and Carbon Finance Project

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Brazil


Project overview:

The Brasil Caixa Econômica Federal Solid Waste Management and Carbon Finance Project is an initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions through improved solid waste management practices. The project focuses on supporting the development of sustainable waste management systems in Brazil by promoting the use of cleaner technologies. This happens by the collection of landfill gas (biogas) and its use to generate electricity, or  to supply to consumers through a natural gas distribution network.

 

The project is also designed to support the Brazilian government’s efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change by reducing the country’s use of other fossil fuels, and contribute to capacity building and job creation, as well as reduce air pollution for the local populations.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/PoARenewal/ren_db/poaren51748664/viewCPAs

Candeias Landfill project 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Brazil


Project overview:

The objective of the CTR Candeias Landfill Gas Project is to capture and burn the landfill gas (LFG)1 generated by the decay of organic waste from the CTR Candeias Sanitary landfill located in the municipality of Jaboatão dos Guararapes, in the Recife Metropolitan Area. The project also intends to generate electricity from the combustion of LFG and sale it to the national electricity grid and thus reduce CO2 emissions by displacing electricity generated from fossil fuels.

 

The major landfill gas contents are methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/ERM-CVS1283351787.62/view

CTL Landfill Gas Project

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Brazil


Project overview:

The objective of the project is to capture and to flare/combustion the landfill gas produced in a new landfill in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The project activity will result in greenhouse gas emissions reduction from limiting unnecessary flaring methane and though supplying the captured methane to a nearby energy producer. In the next Phase of the project, it is planned for the combustion of the landfill gas to provide clean electricity for the local community and the landfill facilities, reducing reliance on the fossil fuel fed national grid.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/LRQA_Ltd1332768548.38/view

Oaxaca II Wind Energy Project 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Mexico


Project overview:

The Oaxaca IV Wind Energy Project is a wind farm located in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Its main purpose is to generate electricity through wind power, which is a renewable energy source that does not emit harmful pollutants into the atmosphere. By generating electricity from wind, the Oaxaca IV Wind Energy Project helps to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Additionally, the project provides a source of clean energy for the region, promoting sustainable economic development and reducing carbon emissions.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/AENOR1331632777.85

Green power for South Africa 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

South Africa


Project overview:

The Green Power for South Africa carbon project is a sustainable energy initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by promoting the use of wind and solar renewable energy sources in South Africa. Currently, only a few, very small renewable energy projects exist in South Africa due to a number of critical barriers.  The project is also designed to support South Africa's transition to a low-carbon economy, improve energy security, and create economic opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

 

South Africa is experiencing growth that is outstripping its energy supplies, to avoid the major power cuts experienced in the past. In addition, some South African households are not connected to the electricity supply grid and are living in so-called ‘energy poverty’. To achieve its objectives, the project employs various approaches, including capacity building, and financial support for renewable energy projects. Furthermore, the project will create much needed local job opportunities, and will simultaneously attract direct foreign investments into the country, thereby facilitating the development of new technology and skills transfers.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/ProgrammeOfActivities/poa_db/J4PUOQ8AZNIS9V6F5RBGWTKHMD103X/view

Distribution of ONIL Cookstoves

Standard:

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)


Location:

Guatemala


Project overview:

In Guatemala, the majority of households use firewood for cooking. These fires cause respiratory problems and burns, and because they are inefficient, the high demand for wood to supply them contributes to deforestation rates. Deforestation is environmentally damaging because trees remove and store carbon emissions from the atmosphere. 

 

This project provides households with a fuel-efficient ONIL (concrete) stove that reduces the amount of firewood required. Every ONIL stove is estimated to save around 4 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/VCS/1721

Fresh Breeze Afforestation 

Standard:

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)


Location:

Mexico


Project overview:

The Fresh Breeze afforestation project creates plantations to obtain high-value, long-lived timber products and to sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide on land that is adjacent to cattle farming.  The overall objective of the project activity is to contribute to mitigate climate change while meeting the growing demand for quality wood products from well managed plantation forests.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/VCS/1141

Brazil NovaGerar Landfill gas to energy project 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Brazil


Project overview:

The Brazil NovaGerar Landfill Gas to Energy project will collect and flare landfill gas (LFG), thereby reducing uncontrolled release of methane, and generate electricity from LFG, reducing CO2 emissions associated to the use of grid electricity.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/DNV-CUK1095236970.6/view

Jilin Taonan Xinli 49.5MW Wind Power Phase I and II

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Jilin Province, China


Project overview:

The Jilin Taonan Xinli Wind Project is located in Xinli Village in Jilin Province in the North East of China. The project’s 33 wind turbines harness strong prevailing  winds to generate clean, renewable electricity.  Traditionally, electricity in China’s Jilin Province has been dominated by thermal power use.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/TUEV-SUED1311254904.13/view

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/CEC1336456622.96/view

Bundled Solar Photovoltaic Project by ACME 

Standard:

Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)


Location:

Indian states of Telangana, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.


Project overview:

In India, many households and businesses use electricity from a grid that is largely  powered by carbon intensive coal. The proposed project activity is a step towards supporting the implementation and installation of grid connected renewable solar energy power plants in India. The implementation of project activity ensures energy security, diversification of the grid generation mix and sustainable growth of the electricity generation sector in India.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/VCS/1753

2021 Portfolio

Distribution of ONIL Cookstoves

Standard:

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); Verified Carbon Standard (VCS)


Location:

Guatemala


Project overview:

In Guatemala, the majority of households use firewood for cooking. These fires cause respiratory problems and burns, and because they are inefficient, the high demand for wood to supply them contributes to deforestation rates. Deforestation is environmentally damaging because trees remove and store carbon emissions from the atmosphere. 


This project provides households with a fuel-efficient ONIL (concrete) stove that reduces the amount of firewood required. Every ONIL stove is estimated to save around 4 tonnes of carbon emissions per year.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/VCS/1721

Zhaoyuan Zhangxing Wind Project, China 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Zhaoyuan, Shandong Province, China


Project overview:

The  Zhaoyuan Zhangxing Wind Project reduces carbon in the atmosphere and at the same time improves local air quality. 

 

Traditionally, electricity in China’s Shandong Province has been supplied by fossil fuel-fired power plants, mainly relying on shale oil and coal. However, with its expanding economy and population, the energy demand is increasing. Meeting this with traditional methods would release high levels of carbon dioxide and other harmful air pollutants, including sulphates and nitrates, into the atmosphere. These pollutants pose a high risk to the health of local communities.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/LRQA%20Ltd1348477213.71/view

Orb Solar, India

Standard:

Gold Standard


Location:

India


Project overview:

The project reduces carbon emissions and helps provide reliable and cost-effective off-grid electricity for families and business.

 

The Orb Energy Solar project in India has distributed 60,000 solar units to rural and semi-urban areas of India to provide heating and lighting. By displacing the use of kerosene, the project is estimated to cut carbon emissions by 55,000 tonnes of CO2e per year.  In addition, household electricity bills have been reduced by more than 50%.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://registry.goldstandard.org/projects/details/1915

Bangladesh leak detection and repair

 

Standard:

CDM

 

Location:

Bangladesh

 

Project overview:

Some parts of the TITAS gas network are more than 50 years old with possibility of substantial leakage through the system. A systematic survey to detect leaks and repair of faulty joints is being undertaken to achieve the twin goals of reducing wastage of valuable gas and methane emission to the atmosphere which is twenty-five times more potent a greenhouse gas compared with carbon dioxide.


Implementation of this project is expected to reduce emissions by more than 4 million tons of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) GHG per year, generating around 40 million tCO2e Certified Emission Reductions (CER) over the next 10 years.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/TUEV-RHEIN1418008670.0/view

REDD project in Brazil nut concessions in Madre de Dios

 

Standard:

VCS

 

Location:

Peru

 

Project overview:

In the Peruvian Amazon,  this community partnership project is enhancing the livelihood strategies of Brazil nut producers and provide incentives to maintain the forest on which they depend.

 

The project aims to reduce emissions that deforestation could produce within the project areas, and implement a socio-environmental management plan that will also contribute to the economic development of the Brazil nut concessionaires.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://registry.verra.org/app/projectDetail/VCS/868

Korat Waste to Energy 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Thailand


Project overview:

The Korat Waste to Energy Project is an anaerobic digestion project  treating waste water into clean thermal energy.  The Korat Waste to Energy project was expanded to treat solid waste and excess biogas was used to generate electricity.  and displace grid fed electricity.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/KPMG1175141470.89/view

Fertinal Nitrous Oxide Abatement Project

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Mexico

 

Project overview:

Mexican agriculture is a significant source of greenhouse gases, mainly cause through nitrogen fertilisation. The purpose of the project is to reduce the current emissions of nitrous oxide  from the production of nitric acid.

 

The project works by deploying a new environmentally clean technology to Mexico which is not even common industrial practise yet in developed countries to decompose and reduce nitrous oxide.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/DNV-CUK1242393138.57/view  

Switching of fuel from coal to palm oil mill biomass waste residues

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Costa Rica 

 

Project overview:

The project funds the installation of a biomass fuelled boiler at a soy bean mill to supply steam for internal production processes, displacing a coal-fired boiler. Coal will be replaced by palm kernel shells, empty fruit bunches and other type of renewable biomass available in the area, saving coal consumption and consequently reducing carbon emissions.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/SGS-UKL1188406311.96/CP/01QO0XBQJ2AFBYES5HER13Q6GPK9FW

El Arrayan Wind Farm 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Chile 

 

Project overview:

The 115MW El Arrayán wind power plant is one of the largest wind energy facilities in Chile. Located about 400km north of Santiago in the coastal zone of Ovalle, the project provides  enough clean and renewable energy to serve up to 200,000 local homes each year.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/DNV-CUK1344922336.89/view?cp=1

San Pedro Wind Farm 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Chile


Project overview:

San Pedro Wind Farm is a wind farm in the heights of Chiloé Island in Chile. The wind farm was built to produce 252 MW of clean renewable energy. The local community of San Pedro benefited initially by the improvement of roads and the school infrastructure that were part of the project.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/AENOR1355925114.21/view

CTL Landfill Gas Project 

Standard:

CDM


Location:

Brazil


Project overview:

The objective of the project is to capture and to flare/combustion the landfill gas produced in a new landfill in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The project activity will result in greenhouse gas emissions reduction from limiting unnecessary flaring methane and though supplying the captured methane to a nearby energy producer. This process then provides clean electricity for the local community and the landfill facilities, reducing reliance on the fossil fuel fed national grid.

 

Link to Project Documentation

https://cdm.unfccc.int/Projects/DB/LRQA_Ltd1332768548.38/view