According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), renewable energy from wastes reduces more net GreenHouse Gas (GHG) than nuclear, wind, or solar energy.
Waste-to-energy (known as “trash-to-cash”) from autonomous bio-refineries reduces GHG emissions (methane from landfills and wastewater). The average avoided GreenHouseGas is 3’166 tCO2e per year per bio-refinery of 50m3 biodegradable wastes/day capacity generating approximately 840KwH, potable water and bio-fertilisers.
The conversion of biomass into biochar, used mainly to improve soils in agriculture, generates also CO2 certificates.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14064-2 is used to quantify the amount of GHG emissions reductions or removal enhancements, while ISO 14064-3 serves to verify reports developed using 14064-2 and other project-level GHG quantification. Third-party independent audits enable to know WHERE? WHEN? HOW? the carbon is sequestered and absorbed. For assessment methodology; please check the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPPC report
CO₂ certificates are available only for our members.