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MyCarbon BAESA Hydroelectricity

$6.1/tn

BR Renewable Energy

MyCarbon seeks to develop, source, and trade high-quality carbon credits from projects concerned with Latin American forestry, land use, and renewable energy. At the same time, it supports companies in their carbon footprint reduction goals, as well as farmers in the pursuit of agricultural best practices—contributing to the sustainable use of natural resources.The BAESA project covers the construction and operation of the Barra Grande Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP), a greenfield hydropower plant implemented on a single reservoir. The plant generates electricity through clean and renewable energy sources to help meet Brazil's growing demand—spurred on by the country's substantial growth in both population and economy. This, in turn, contributes to environmental, social, and economic sustainability by increasing the share of renewable energy in the country’s total electricity consumption.Barra Grande HPP is located in the southern region of Brazil, between the city of Anita Garibaldi and the states of Santa Catarina, Pinhal da Serra, and Rio Grande do Sul. The plant uses the hydraulic potential of the Pelotas River to generate electricity with an installed capacity of 708 MW and an assured (medium) energy of 380.6 MW, on average.Prior to the implementation of this project, no hydropower plant had been operational on what would become the Barra Grande HPP site. Barra Grande HPP reduces greenhouse gas emissions by avoiding electricity generation from fossil fuel sources, which would be generated (and emitted) in the absence of the project. Therefore, the baseline scenario and the scenario without the project activity are the same.

4,996.85 tn remaining
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MyCarbon Guanaré Afforestation

$14.7/tn

UY Forestry

MyCarbon seeks to develop, source, and trade high-quality carbon credits from projects concerned with Latin American forestry, land use, and renewable energy. At the same time, it supports companies in their carbon footprint reduction goals, as well as farmers in the pursuit of agricultural best practices—contributing to the sustainable use of natural resources.This project comprises a total of 21,298 hectares of land previously under extensive beef cattle grazing, on which forest plantations are established with the aim of obtaining high-value, long-lived timber products while sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These forests are based mainly on Eucalyptus and Pinus tree specie rotations, with practices compatible to FSC standards for sustainable forest management.A baseline study determined that the continuation of extensive grazing would have been the most likely use of the land. Additionality is demonstrated through the fact that the expected internal rate of return of the proposed project activity—without considering carbon finance—is lower than the benchmark internal rate of return for this type of investment in Uruguay. Moreover, a barrier analysis and common practice analysis showed that afforestation in the area of the proposed project is not likely to occur without carbon financing.This project has resulted in a significant contribution to the sustainable development of Uruguay, through several factors: increased employment and quality of employment; rural development (decentralization); increased gross value of production; improved fiscal balance; biodiversity preservation; and improvement and preservation of soil quality. Remote sensing also monitors carbon stock changes for living and dead biomass. The potential non-permanence of stored carbon is being considered by the non-permanence risk analysis and buffer determination.

5,000.0 tn remaining
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MyCarbon Pacajai REDD+

$10.8/tn

BR Forestry

MyCarbon seeks to develop, source, and trade high-quality carbon credits from projects concerned with Latin American forestry, land use, and renewable energy. At the same time, it supports companies in their carbon footprint reduction goals, as well as farmers in the pursuit of agricultural best practices—contributing to the sustainable use of natural resources.This project’s main objective is to prevent unplanned deforestation in native forests, thus avoiding 10,564,630 tCO2e in net emissions over its 41-year duration. This is achieved by developing and implementing a plan to manage the land as a “private conservation reserve”. The plan includes rigorous monitoring and enforcement built upon the area's existing surveillance activities, in vigor since 2008. Such scaled-up monitoring activities actively rely on the participation of local villagers, who will be trained in forest management and monitoring techniques. The medium-term goal is to foster forest regeneration, which increases the amount of carbon sequestered in the forest.MyCarbon has been successful in identifying and removing illegal activities such as logging, squatting, and pasture implementation attempts. It also provides the villagers in and around the project borders with training in native-species agroforestry systems and the implementation of energy-efficient cookstoves for cassava production. As for biodiversity, the project enhances ecosystem functionality by allowing degraded forests to regenerate, thus eliminating ecosystem fragmentation.

4,899.0 tn remaining
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CarbonBuilt Concrete Carbon Curing

$600.0/tn

US Mineralization

This project uses dilute CO2 to cure concrete at moderate temperature and ambient pressure, thereby permanently mineralizing it in the finished product. It is one component of CarbonBuilt’s XPrize-winning technology that reduces the embodied carbon of concrete products by 70-100+% with no impact on price, performance, or plant operations. CarbonBuilt is partnering with existing concrete products producers, including an Alabama block plant, to integrate this technology. The plant is currently being retrofitted, with plans to have very low-carbon blocks (80%+ reduction) available for purchase in Q1 2023. Subsequent plants around the country are in negotiation. Revenue from carbon credits will be shared with CarbonBuilt’s historically risk-averse concrete producer partners to grow their margin post-retrofit and make a stronger financial case for accelerating adoption.

1,223.607 tn remaining
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Middlebury Improved Forest Management

$27.0/tn

US Forestry

Middlebury College, one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in the United States, has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality each year. As part of this commitment, the college built a biomass gasification plant and installed solar and wind facilities to reduce reliance on traditional fuel sources and cut carbon emissions. In addition to these efforts, Bluesource and Middlebury launched an Improved Forest Management project on over 2,500 acres of forest in the Green Mountains of central Vermont. Middlebury retains a portion of the credits generated for its neutrality commitment while the balance is offered to voluntary market buyers. The project ensures the long-term conservation and sustainable management of the forest, promotes healthy wildlife habitat and prevents future compromise of the forest carbon stocks. The developer of this project is Bluesource LLC. ​*Note: The volumes for this project have been calculated as removals, but are untagged on the registries.​

497.8 tn remaining
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Klawock Heenya Improved Forest Management

$27.0/tn

US Forestry

The Bluesource Klawock Heenya Project protects 8,600 acres of forest on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska, 1,000 acres of which is old-growth forest, home to centuries-old trees and an abundance of biodiversity. The forests of Klawock Heenya have been utilized for centuries for subsistence uses such as firewood, housing materials, and canoe logs. From 1980 to 2015, nearly all the commercially operable timber on Klawock Heenya lands was harvested, narrowly preserving the areas of old growth that remain. Since then, natural regeneration has resulted in thriving second growth forests, with trees reaching up to twelve feet in diameter. The registration and management of this forest carbon project helps ensure the long-term sustainable governance, protecting and preserving the health and age of the forest. The developer of this project is Bluesource LLC. ​*Note: The volumes for this project have been calculated as removals, but are untagged on the registries.

737.0 tn remaining
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Living Carbon Loblolly Pine Biotech-Enhanced Reforestation

$37.0/tn

US Forestry

Living Carbon's Loblolly Pine Reforestation Project was developed according to the Verra Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) ARR methodology to increase the volume of carbon stored in durable wood products, while accelerating the ability of the millions of acres of managed timberland in the US to act as a carbon sink. It also provides an opportunity to integrate timberland owners into the carbon markets and incentivizes them to extend their harvest rotations. The project encompasses a 2000-acre active loblolly timber stand on timberlands located in the Reidsville, Georgia area. The land is managed by Living Carbon through a 30-year land access agreement with private landowner Stanley Farms—a third-generation farming family who manages a total of 30,000 acres of cropland and timberland. Living Carbon provides trees, site preparation, and planting at no cost and pays for the land use on an annual basis. The land is used for high-volume timber production that yields a variety of durable wood products, including sawtimber and poletimber. The Southeast United States produces the majority of the timber in the U.S., and Loblolly Pine accounts for most of its production. This project will showcase the potential of woody biomass production to be a significant source of carbon reduction volume. Living Carbon’s mission is to responsibly remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using the inherent power of plants. Since 2019, Living Carbon has made enormous strides in genetics and breeding to deliver the world's first photosynthesis-enhanced trees. If all the trees in managed forests were replaced with such trees and grown on a 30-year cycle, the net carbon capture per cycle would be increased from 1.5 to 3 gigatonnes annually. Living Carbon’s goal is to incorporate these traits across multiple common plant species such as loblolly pine, douglas fir, and switchgrass while simultaneously expanding its portfolio of traits to areas like nitrogen fixation, salt tolerance, drought tolerance, and fire resistance. Forest biotechnology like Living Carbon’s can allow forest carbon projects to be truly additional by enabling planting on land that would otherwise struggle to support forest stands. Without revenue from carbon credits or the purchase of seedlings, its photosynthesis-enhanced seedlings would not be supplied to the market.

10,478.0 tn remaining
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Aben Livestock Methane Recovery

$12.0/tn

NL Gas Capture

Methane Recovery Project Aben is based on a livestock farm in the town of Wanroij located in the Netherlands. At this farm, animal waste is collected from its own stock and the many pig farms in the southeastern Netherlands. The waste is converted into biogas with the use of anaerobic digesters, which powers irrigation pumps that previously used diesel fuel. It also fuels electric generators. Electricity in excess of the farm’s needs goes into the local power grid. Waste heat from the process helps dry any remaining animal waste, making it more suitable as fertilizer.

2,882.4187 tn remaining
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CarbonBuilt Concrete Carbon Avoidance

$200.0/tn

US Mineralization

This project reduces or eliminates concrete’s cement ingredient—responsible for about 7% of global emissions—and replaces it with low-carbon, mostly waste materials. It is one component of CarbonBuilt’s XPrize-winning technology that reduces the embodied carbon of concrete products by 70-100+% with no impact on price, performance, or plant operations. CarbonBuilt is partnering with existing concrete products producers, including an Alabama block plant, to integrate this technology. The plant is currently being retrofitted, with plans to have very low-carbon blocks (80%+ reduction) available for purchase in Q1 2023. Subsequent plants around the country are in negotiation. Revenue from carbon credits will be shared with CarbonBuilt’s historically risk-averse concrete producer partners to grow their margin post-retrofit and make a stronger financial case for accelerating adoption.

1,000.0 tn remaining
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CarbonBuilt Waste Biomass Concrete Carbon Curing

$400.0/tn

US Mineralization

​This project reduces or eliminates concrete’s cement ingredient—responsible for about 7% of global emissions—and replaces it with waste biomass, thus storing the CO2 from the latter. It is one component of CarbonBuilt’s XPrize-winning technology that reduces the embodied carbon of concrete products by 70-100+% with no impact on price, performance, or plant operations.CarbonBuilt is partnering with existing concrete products producers, including an Alabama block plant, to integrate this technology. The plant is currently being retrofitted, with plans to have very low-carbon blocks (80%+ reduction) available for purchase in Q1 2023. Subsequent plants around the country are in negotiation.Revenue from carbon credits will be shared with CarbonBuilt’s historically risk-averse concrete producer partners to grow their margin post-retrofit and make a stronger financial case for accelerating adoption.

242.605 tn remaining
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Soilfood Soil Amendment

$60.0/tn

FI Soil

Soilfood is a circular-economy company that aims to replace virgin raw materials with recycled materials quickly and in large volumes. At the same time, it works in cooperation with customers to reduce emissions and create carbon removals in the soil.Soilfood creates a sustainable food chain by processing industry side streams into fertilizers and soil improvers for agriculture. Soil improvement fibers are carbon-rich soil amendment products manufactured from pulp and paper industry side streams. A typical fiber application of 25–50 tons per hectare adds multiple tons of slowly decaying organic carbon to soil.By using the fibers as soil improvers, a proportion of the inert organic matter contained in the product is stored in the soil carbon pool as a durable carbon compound. Without the use of soil amendments, the side streams would be incinerated by pulp and paper mills, releasing all the carbon contained in the organic matter into the atmosphere (in Finland, 90% of these side streams are still incinerated).The decomposition of the organic carbon contained in the soil improvement fibers is modeled with the Yasso-model, developed by the Finnish Meteorological Institute and used by Finnish authorities for calculating Finland’s greenhouse gas inventory. As such, only the proportion of carbon stored in the soil for 20 years or more is considered a carbon removal. On the contrary, many other soil carbon removal schemes issue sequestration credits based on periods as low as 5 years.In addition to soil carbon sequestration, the use of soil improvement fibers reduces greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, with an N2O emission factor approximately 50 times lower than that of chemical fertilizer. It also has numerous co-benefits, including improving soil microbiota, increasing soil biodiversity, and reducing nutrient leaching from farmlands. In fact, the concentration of suspended solids in leached water was reduced by 59–77% the first year and by 32–74% the second year, following treatment. After four years, the reduction was 31–64% compared to the control treatment.

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Mount Sandy EcoAustralia Biodiversity Conservation

$16.15/tn

AU Forestry

Located on the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people, Traditional Custodians of the Coorong, Mount Sandy is a rare pocket of intact native vegetation in a region now dominated by farmlands. The 200-hectare project site features a unique mix of coastal shrublands and saline swamplands that provide strategic habitat for iconic native wildlife, such as the short-beaked echidna, purple-gaped honeyeater and elegant parrot. Over thousands of years, the Ngarrindjeri people have cared for Coorong country, developing an intimate connection to the land that sustains them. Project management itself is made possible through close collaboration with local Ngarrindjeri Elders, Clyde and Rose Rigney, who oversee the ongoing management and conservation of vegetation at the Mount Sandy site.The Mount Sandy project ensures permanent protection for a regionally and culturally important pocket of biodiversity-rich land in partnership with its Traditional Owners. Local birds, animals and plants flourish undisturbed, while native plants for revegetation will be supplied by the local nursery at Raukkan Aboriginal Community, a self-governed Indigenous community 50 kilometres northwest of the project site. Raukkan community members are also employed for onsite works including vegetation monitoring and mapping, fencing, and pest and weed control.  EcoAustralia is a stapled product that blends carbon credits with biodiversity protection. Each EcoAustralia credit consists of one Australian Biodiversity Unit, equal to 1.5m2 of government-accredited, permanently protected Australian vegetation, and 1 tCO2e of avoided emissions from a Gold Standard certified project (Infravest Wind Project).

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Rwanda high efficiency cookstoves

$13.62/tn

RW Energy Efficiency

The DelAgua public health program seeks to improve public health in the Republic of Rwanda. The program will distribute high efficiency cook stoves to end-users, addressing several critical public health challenges. Currently, many families in Rwanda cook their meals over unimproved stoves utilizing biomass. Similarly, another leading public health challenge is upper respiratory disease cause in part by indoor air pollution. This program intends to address both of these challenges. The program will distribute high efficiency biomass stoves to households in East Africa. This technology reduces the use of, and demand for, biomass to cook and/or boil water. Technologies will be directly distributed to end-users via either of these methods: 1. At centralized distribution points, where end-users from surrounding villages will be educated on the proper use and maintenance of the technologies. 2. At retail locations, where individuals will be trained directly by retailers.

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ruumi Farmland Regeneration

$50.0/tn

GB Soil

The ruumi grazing app has been developed by farmers, software engineers, and data scientists to help overcome the challenges of implementing managed grazing. It uses a combination of satellite data, soil maps, seed-mix data, and state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to provide farmers with real-time information—and the user-friendly tools they need to manage their livestock with confidence. By helping farmers manage their land, ruumi collects the information necessary to create carbon credits of the highest quality. This gives farmers access to a new revenue stream, which goes directly into financing the transition to more sustainable practices. The data from ruumi’s platform combined with satellite imagery provides carbon credit buyers with unique, real-time insights into how their investment is helping create a better world. By following Verra Methodology 42, carbon credits not only measure the increase in soil organic matter, but also consider how this increase has come to pass. Emissions from fertilizers, fuel usage, and methane emissions are taken into account, and only long-lived net improvements are certified. ruumi was founded to help farmers transition to zero-input, high-output farms with happy cows and thriving ecosystems. Its mission is to make farmers profitable without subsidies, get companies excited about removing their greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and reconnect consumers with the people and places that produce their food.

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Levitree California Pumped Wood Burial

$120.0/tn

US Biomass

Subterranean Wood Injection (SWI) is a new carbon sequestration methodology, developed by Levitree, that is fundamentally simple and efficient. It involves injecting wood chips 5-100 meters underground into a subterranean, anaerobic space where they cannot be degraded by microbes. This allows the carbon in the chips to be permanently sequestered. The volume of wood chips used also substantially elevates the properties under which they are injected, protecting them from rising sea levels. Levitree’s SWI is approximately 99% efficient both in terms of CO2 sequestered per raw ton of wood and also by CO2 emitted per ton sequestered. While this figure compares very favorably with alternative technologies, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Additional benefits are gained from the elevation of housing, structures, inundated habitats, levees, farms, and roads. Alternative methods to protect these properties from sea-level rise are expected to create significant pollution, such as emissions from soil excavation, trucking, grading, and compaction. Moreover, rebuilding or elevating structures is enormously greenhouse gas intensive in addition to financially unattractive. The avoided emissions of saving these structures—be they homes or roadways—might be an order of magnitude greater than the tons of carbon sequestered. Join Levitree in its mission to "think globally, sequester locally.

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Inner Mongolia Keyihe Improved Forest Management

$5.7/tn

CN Forestry

The Inner Mongolia Keyihe IFM (Improved Forest Management) is a conversion of logged to protected forest located in the Greater Khingan Range of Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of northern China. Although Inner Mongolia is more so known for its green steppes and arid deserts, the Greater Khingan Range is host to old-growth forests that have been used for hunting by the Oroqen and Evenki peoples for centuries. In recent years, logging has become the predominant economic activity within the region due to economic hardship that has persisted since the occupation of Manchuria.

572.0 tn remaining
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Treeconomy Ackron Mixed Reforestation

$86.22/tn

GB Forestry

Ackron Mixed is one of the oldest projects in the UK Woodland Carbon Code, located near Melvich in the north of Scotland. Previously, the land was used for sheep grazing before planting with a broadleaf and conifer mix. Planting was intentionally spaced to allow UK Priority species to thrive, including Black Grouse and Short-eared Owls. This is a rare opportunity to purchase high-quality nature-based offset credits which have not been pre-sold and have gone through their 15-year verification. Future vintages will be available.  Treeconomy is on a mission to unlock the value of nature. We are a nature-based carbon removal company harnessing the power of technology to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis. We use technology to more accurately quantify, track and deliver value from nature, aligning financial incentives and planetary well-being. We provide carbon removal you can trust. Note: Credits certified by the Woodland Carbon Code can be used by only UK-registered companies to claim compensation for emissions while complying with WCC regulations.

287.9949 tn remaining
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India Gujarat State Wind Farm

$6.95/tn

IN Renewable Energy

​The India Gujarat State Wind Farm project aims to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using renewable wind energy to generate power that would have otherwise stemmed from grid mix power plants. The project covers the installation of 12 wind energy convertors in the cities of Jamnagar and Rajkot, located in India's Gujarat state. Each has an installed capacity of 800 kW and a total generating capacity of 9.6 MW. The generated output will supply the Gujarat Electricity Distribution Authority, contributing to climate change mitigation efforts.

89.8359 tn remaining
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Living Carbon Hybrid Poplar Biotech-Enhanced Reforestation

$40.0/tn

US Forestry

Living Carbon's Hybrid Poplar Reforestation project was developed according to the Verra Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) ARR methodology and entails planting Photosynthesis-Enhanced Hybrid Poplar, a unique variety developed by Living Carbon to capture additional carbon. These trees use improved photosynthesis and have been studied in Living Carbon’s greenhouse and shown to accumulate up to 53% more biomass in a paper shared by the company’s team. Along with the goal of carbon removal, this project will convert marginally productive land into a productive one without taxing the ecosystem. Living Carbon will be planting and studying these seedlings as a means of truly additional forest carbon. The planting format for this project is a mixed stand that will include a combination of Living Carbon Photosynthesis-Enhanced Hybrid Poplar, Grey Poplar (Populus x Canesens), Eastern Cottonwoods (Populus Deltoides), and American Sweetgum (Liquidambar Styraciflua). An active research site, the project facilitates ongoing research to improve the carbon capture and storage durability of nature-based solutions. The project encompasses a hardwood timberstand within an 800-acre parcel of active timberland located in the Reidsville, Georgia area. The land is managed by Living Carbon through a 30-year land access agreement with a private landowner. All eligible acres are bottomland hardwoods that have historically followed natural reproduction over a slowly regenerating 40-50 year cycle, which includes periods of up to 10 years without canopy development. Living Carbon’s mission is to responsibly remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using the inherent power of plants. It has developed a photosynthesis enhancement trait to increase trees’ growth and carbon sequestration rate. Some plants have naturally developed a similar method of photosynthesis efficiency increase, known as C4 photosynthesis, which relies on anatomical changes that are only possible in a certain group of plants. Living Carbon’s method achieves similar carbon capture results without requiring elaborate anatomical changes. If all the trees in managed forests were replaced with trees incorporating these traits and grown on a 30-year cycle, the net carbon capture per cycle would be increased from 1.5 to 3 gigatonnes annually. Living Carbon’s goal is to incorporate these traits across multiple common plant species such as loblolly pine, douglas fir, and switchgrass while simultaneously expanding its portfolio of traits to areas like nitrogen fixation, salt tolerance, drought tolerance, and fire resistance.

646.8239 tn remaining
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Grassroots Carbon Regenerative Grazing

$25.0/tn

US Soil

Grassroots Carbon partners corporate carbon buyers looking to reduce their carbon footprint with landowners who are engaged in regenerative practices in a win-win for buyers, landowners, and the environment. Over 40% of US land area is devoted to grazing animals. With hundreds of millions of acres of degraded grasslands, we’re sitting on top of a massive carbon storage solution with the capacity to store over 1 billion tons of CO2 every year. By mimicking the way bison graze on an open prairie, land managers can restore the native ecosystem on their land, stimulating the increased growth of native prairie grasses. The key to unlocking this carbon storage solution is bringing these prairie grasses back to health. These deep-rooted plants capture and store atmospheric CO2 and transfer it deep into the soil, where it remains so long as it is not tilled. Natural photosynthesis pulls carbon out of the atmosphere and into healthy soil. The healthier the soil, the more carbon that can be stored. Grassroots Carbon offers the most rigorous, measurement-based certified soil carbon storage credits on the market: BCarbon credits. All BCarbon credits are backed by real measurements taken according to international standards and certified by an independent third party. No hypothetical baselines or what-ifs.

13,549.5094 tn remaining
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Neustark Concrete Mineralization

$515.0/tn

CH Mineralization

Swiss company Neustark develops, builds, and operates the entire negative-emission value chain in the concrete construction sector. This entails the supply of atmospheric or biogenic CO2, the implementation of CO2 mineralization technologies and the monitoring of generated negative emissions in order to produce carbon-removal credits. The certification of the negative emissions is conducted in collaboration with external, trusted parties such as Gold Standard. Neustark’s first commercial value chain takes the CO2 originating from biogenic waste treatment and stores it in demolition concrete. The latter is an ideal precursor material for CO2 storage as it’s the most abundant global waste stream, with an industrial collection and recycling process already in place, and the CO2 converts to a chemically stable calcium carbonate—considered the most permanent way to store carbon.

763.6374 tn remaining
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Kenya International Small Group Tree Planting

$22.57/tn

KE Forestry

The majority of rural populations in central Kenya rely on subsistence and small-scale farming. However, the rise of crop monocultures, resource scarcity, and severe drought have led to a depletion in soil quality and biodiversity, thus affecting crop yields and putting the livelihoods of these communities at risk. The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) supports smallholder farmers in Kenya (as well as India, Uganda, and Tanzania) in planting trees on their community land in order to reduce run-off and erosion, conserve water, and enrich the soil—leading to increased crop yields while mitigating climate change through the natural carbon-absorbing power of trees. The project also supports sustainable development by creating a potential long-term income stream for the farmers: Participants receive a prepayment based on the number of trees they plant and ultimately receive 70% of the profit from the sale of carbon credits. The farmers can also receive alternative benefits including marketable commodities such as firewood, fruit, nuts, and honey. Currently, over 52,000 TIST participants, in over 7,000 Small Groups, are registered in the TIST program in Kenya.

2,623.3629 tn remaining
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Kariba REDD+ Forest Protection

$15.35/tn

ZW Forestry

The Kariba REDD+ Project will generate approximately 196,500,000 carbon credits from reduced emissions associated with deforestation over 30 years. The reduction in deforestation “will be achieved through a series of activities that are designed to significantly improve the livelihoods of locals, such as improved agriculture, beekeeping, fuelwood plantations and fire management. In addition, a significant share of the project’s carbon income will be invested in general activities that promote and guarantee project sustainability. The project’s Community and Project Sustainability Fund is structured to benefit whole communities, specifically the poorest members of society. The fund will be used to improve health and education in the project area with its long-term activities.

1,768.4263 tn remaining
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Uganda International Small Group Tree Planting

$22.57/tn

UG Forestry

The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) is a combined reforestation and sustainable development project in Uganda, carried out by subsistence farmers. These farmers receive training from TIST to plant trees on their land, as well as a share of the associated carbon credit revenue. TIST empowers “Small Groups” of 6 to 12 subsistence farmers in Uganda—as well as India, Kenya, and Tanzania—to combat the devastating effects of deforestation, poverty, and drought. Combining sustainable development with carbon sequestration, TIST supports reforestation and biodiversity efforts, while carbon credit sales generate participant income and provide project funding to address agricultural, HIV/AIDS, nutritional, and fuel challenges. As TIST expands to more groups and more areas, it ensures more trees, more biodiversity, more climate change benefits, and more income for more people. TIST also provides an administrative backbone that supplies training in building nurseries, planting trees, conservation farming, building fuel-efficient stoves, and preventing malaria and HIV/AIDS. This is achieved, in part, by a two-way communications network that includes newsletters, weekly meetings at the Small Group level, monthly training meetings, periodic national seminars, and an award-winning monitoring system via hand-held computers and GPS. Currently, 1,662 members in 291 Small Groups are registered in the TIST program in Uganda, covering 1,000 project areas and 777.1 hectares.

1,958.7302 tn remaining
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Lancaster County Landfill Gas Capture

$14.5/tn

US Gas Capture

The landfill methane capture project destroys landfill gas from the Creswell and Frey Farm landfills, two adjacent municipal solid waste facilities located in Manor Township, Pennsylvania. The methane is collected by a network of gas wells at two landfill sites, and conveyed to PPL's 3.2 megawatt gas-to-energy plant. The methane is then combusted and the heat generated by the engine-generators is supplied to the nearby dairy operation for use in their ice cream manufacturing process.

3,391.4365 tn remaining
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Hernando County Landfill Gas Capture

$14.65/tn

US Gas Capture

This landfill methane-capture project extracts methane and CO2 from the Hernando Landfill in Brooksville, Florida. The still-active site encompasses an area of 80 acres and consists of 16 landfill gas extraction wells.  The landfill gas is used to operate a CAT 3520 electric generator producing 1,600 kW of electricity, which is utilized on site or sold back to the grid. Excess gas is destroyed, eliminating greenhouse gas emissions for the site.

879.2472 tn remaining
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Fulton County Mud Road Landfill Gas Capture

$15.0/tn

US Gas Capture

The Fulton County Mud Road Sanitary Landfill is located in the town of Johnstown, New York, and is comprised of 30 acres of active landfill with an additional 8.5-acre constructed expansion available for refuse in the future. In 2007, major upgrades and expansions to the existing landfill gas collection system were undertaken in order to produce enough landfill gas of sufficient quality for sale to a landfill gas to energy (LFGTE) plant that consists of two engine gensets. Fulton County’s energy partner, IES, began construction of the LFGTE plant in July 2009 and began operating the plant in June 2010. In addition to the significant GHG emission reductions from the destruction of methane that would otherwise have been released to the atmosphere, the project lowers methane levels in groundwater, increases safety by avoiding methane migration, and reduces emissions of VOCs and other local pollutants.

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Oregon Truck Stop Electrification

$11.5/tn

US Energy Efficiency

There are approximately 1.3 million long-haul trucks operating in the U.S., and all must stop to rest at truck stops and other locations. During this down time, drivers will typically idle their engines to maintain a comfortable temperature and power devices in their cab compartments. This extended idling burns diesel fuel and releases CO2 to the atmosphere. IdleAir provides comprehensive idle reduction services to the long-haul trucking industry at over 30 Advanced Truck Stop Electrification (ATE) locations across the U.S. ATE is an idling reduction solution that allows a driver to completely shut down the main propulsion engine of the diesel truck, eliminating all of the air pollution associated with diesel engine idling. ATE draws its power from the electric grid, a cleaner and more efficient source of energy, in order to provide heating, air conditioning, and a host of other amenities. ATE saves 1 gallon of diesel per truck per hour, uses only one tenth of the energy used by idling, and avoids over 90 percent of the CO2 emissions produced by and idling diesel engine. In addition to the CO2 emission reductions, ATE systems reduce noise pollution and emissions of criteria pollutants (NOx, PM, CO, VOCs).

731.0537 tn remaining
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Seneca Meadows Landfill Gas Capture

$13.65/tn

US Gas Capture

The Seneca Meadows Landfill is located in Waterloo, New York and began operations in 1983. The project activity is the installation and operation of a gas collection and control system that collects landfill gas (LFG) generated from solid waste and transports it for destruction. The LFG is combusted in electricity-generating engines or auxiliary flares and the project is credited for the destruction of methane. The project is expected to mitigate the release of more than 2.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions to the atmosphere over its lifetime. In addition to the project emission reductions, Seneca Meadows has created 419 acres of new wetlands, restored and enhanced 157 acres of existing wooded wetlands, and dedicated 500 acres of floodwater conveyance wetlands for permanent preservation. Seneca Meadows also offers a variety of school and community programs at its Environmental Education Center, which is changing the face of environmental programming in the community. Seneca Meadows' commitment to excellence has earned the support of the National Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, and Trout Unlimited. Seneca Meadows has also secured such honors as the 2003 Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award, the 2009 Rochester Business Journal’s Environmental Leadership Award, and the 2012 SWANA Excellence Award for landfill management.

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South Jordan Landfill Gas Capture

$14.75/tn

US Gas Capture

The South Jordan Landfill project is located at the Trans-Jordan Landfill, a 200-acre sanitary MSW landfill near Salt Lake City that has been in operation for 50 years. The project commenced in 2005 and was renewed for a second ten-year crediting period in 2015. Project activity is the installation and operation of a gas collection and control system (GCCS) that is comprised of an interconnected network of vertical extraction and horizontal wells connected via underground header piping. Landfill gas is sent to three separate Caterpillar 3520 (1.6 MW) generator engines and an open flare for destruction. In addition to the significant GHG emission reductions from the destruction of methane that would otherwise have been released to the atmosphere, the project lowers methane levels in groundwater, increases safety by avoiding methane migration, and reduces emissions of VOCs and other local pollutants.

9,900.6699 tn remaining
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Turkey Duzce Aksu Province Hydroelectric Power

$9.25/tn

TR Renewable Energy

The project activity consists of the construction and operation of a 46.2 MW capacity run-of-the-river hydropower plant on the Aksu River in Duzce Province, Turkey. Run-of-the-river hydropower plants harvest the kinetic energy from flowing water to generate electricity. However, they have a smaller impact on the aquatic ecosystem because they do not store a large volume of water in a reservoir behind a dam and are typically smaller than conventional hydropower plants. The Duzce Aksu hydropower plant was constructed with the goal of generating electricity for the Turkish National Electric Grid without releasing airborne pollutants. The plant displaces fossil fuel-fired electricity, positively impacting the environment and benefiting the national and regional economy.

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Salto Pilão Hydroelectric Plant

$9.0/tn

BR Renewable Energy

The Salto Pilão Hydropower Plant Project consists of a run-of-river hydropower plant with a small reservoir of 0.15 square kilometers and an installed capacity of 191.88 MW. The plant is located between the cities of Lontras, Ibirama, and Apiúna in the state of Santa Catarina, South Region of Brazil. Salto Pilão hydropower plant (Portuguese: Usina Hidrelétrica Salto Pilão, UHESP) is owned by an association of several companies called Consórcio Empresarial Salto Pilão. The primary objective of the UHESP is to help meet Brazil’s rising demand for energy due to rapid economic growth and to improve the supply of electricity while contributing to environmental, social, and economic sustainability. UHESP provides jobs in the region and increases the share of renewable energy in Brazil's total electricity consumption. In the absence of the project, electricity would be generated by the operation of grid-connected power plants, including fossil fuel power plants and hydropower plants with large reservoirs. The implementation of UHESP, a low-impact run-of-river plant, ensures reneable energy generation, reduces the national electric system demand, avoids negative social and environmental impacts caused by the construction of large capacity hydropower plants with expansive reservoirs and fossil fuel-fired thermo power plants, and drives the regional economy, increasing quality of life in local communities.

17,240.5715 tn remaining
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China Hebei Province Wind Farm

$9.5/tn

CN Renewable Energy

Hebei Kangbao Sanxiatian Wind Farm Project is located in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, P.R.China. The wind farm contains 33 sets of turbines with a total installed capacity of 49.5 MW. Electricity generated by the project is delivered to the North China Power Grid (NCPG) and displaces power that would have been supplied by fossil-fuel fired power plants, thereby avoiding greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants, including SO2, NOx, and PM. The project is well-regarded by the local community and received strong stakeholder support during the construction phase in 2008. Operation of the wind farm commenced in 2009, and the project continues to improve air quality and boost tax revenues for the regional government.

4,998.5 tn remaining
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Big River & Salmon Creek Forest Protection

$23.0/tn

US Forestry

The Big River and Salmon Creek forests are owned and managed by The Conservation Fund (TCF). TCF is a non-profit land conservation organization whose mission is to protect and conserve land in the USA and also to promote and sustain rural economies. TCF acquired the Big River and Salmon Creek tracts from Hawthorn Timber Company in late 2006. Big River is 11,707 acres and Salmon Creeks is 4,204 acres for a total of 15,911 acres for the project. Both tracts are located in Mendocino County, California near the town of Fort Bragg. The region experiences a Mediterranean climate characterized by a pattern of low-intensity rainfall in the winter and cool, dry summers with coastal fog. The properties are dominated by relatively young redwood, Douglas fir, and tanoak and have approximately 37 miles of fish-bearing streams. A richly productive ecosystem supports significant wildlife, including many imperiled species such as coho salmon, steelhead trout, and northern spotted owls. From the turn of the century to the project start date, the forests were heavily managed for timber production that removed almost all of the old growth and damaged streams with ground-based harvesting practices. The average ages of measured project site trees within the different watersheds range from 38 to 58 years old. The project is credited for carbon sequestration in biomass under California's Compliance Offset Program, and the forestlands are certified under both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative for sustainable long-term harvesting practices.

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UPM Blandin Improved Forest Management

$18.25/tn

US Forestry

The UPM Blandin Paper Company is conducting improved forest management practices on 187,876 acres of land in northern Minnesota, 173,386 acres of which is covered in native hardwood forest. The project area land was acquired and consolidated progressively over the past century, with significant acquisitions in the 1950s through the 1990s. The most recent acquisition occurred in 2008 via a land exchange between UPM Blandin and Itasca County. Parcels of the Blandin forest have been harvested for timber since early in the 20th century, when spruce bogs were considered the key element for wood supply. There is evidence on the property of old logging camps dating back to 1880‐1920. In 2010, UPM Blandin recorded a perpetual conservation easement that formalizes and ensures the continued application of Blandin's Smart Forestry practices.  Under the easement, Blandin has committed to maintaining the diversity of natural forest communities, aligning management with ecological regimes, and reducing harvest impacts in perpetuity. Significant areas of old growth forest and watercourse buffers are excluded from active management, which increases carbon sequestration and provides critical habitat for rare species such as the northern long-eared bat and the golden-winged warbler.  Photo credit: Richard Hamilton Smith

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Running Tide Kelp Sequestration

$250.0/tn

US Ocean

Running Tide is harnessing the power of the ocean to build a climate positive future. Oceans represent two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and have an understated role to play in the future of our life on Earth. Coastlines that were once abundant ecosystems are now closer to empty wastelands facing ecologic and economic collapse. At Running Tide, we have experienced this firsthand, and we know the problem won't solve itself. That’s why we are building technologies to accelerate and scale the naturally restorative benefits of the ocean. Kelp removes CO2 from the ocean as it grows (20x faster than trees!). We are building the most efficient carbon removal system in the world by scaling this natural process. Our solution relies on photosynthesis, ocean currents and gravity to remove and store carbon in the deep ocean. Our system offers permanent, scalable carbon removal at low cost and without high land use.

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Natural Capital Exchange Forest Protection

$40.0/tn

US Forestry

NCX connects buyers to high-quality forest carbon credits at scale through its Natural Capital Exchange. By combining satellite imagery, machine learning and field measurements, NCX measures every acre of U.S. forest every year to bring unprecedented transparency and accountability to forest carbon credits. Credits bought through the Natural Capital Exchange empower landowners big and small to participate in forest carbon markets while driving real climate impact, incentivizing the growth of older, more carbon rich forests, supporting rural communities and advancing science-based measurements of both carbon and biodiversity impact.  Additional Resources:  • Our NCX for carbon buyers webpage  • Feature in the WSJ highlighting NCX's first commercial exchange  • Series A fundraising round  • The NCX Impact Dashboard displaying the impact of the NCX program  • A recent webinar on NCX program structure and design  • A NCX blog outlining how our auction works  • A NCX blog outlining the results of our recent Summer 2021 cycle  • A story map illustrating how NCX efficiently increases the amount of carbon across the landscape over time​

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greenSand Olivine Enhanced Weathering

$124.0/tn

NL