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EcoStay Motherland Reforestation Project

This unique forestry project aims to restore degraded and endangered lands with native species forest, as well as provide protection of existing forests for generations to come. The heart of the initiative will feature a masterpiece Land Art parkland, constructed on the outskirts of the city of Calgary and orchestrated to visibly represent one of the major aboriginal symbols of the earth and regeneration; the turtle. The Land Art will be modelled after a commissioned illustration by Bill Helin, celebrated aboriginal artist, and will be visible from above by air traffic and eventually satellite imagery. Accessible for all to enjoy, the Land Art parkland will be complete with public access, walking paths and educational signage about the project and its role in easing greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity and the interaction of First Nations people with nature. Recognized as a leading solution in the fight against rising CO2 levels worldwide, forests trap carbon dioxide in their bark, wood and roots. This venture will include both planting of new trees and protection of existing forests and will be assessed against both the Gold Standard and the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) for environmental projects and transparency and tracked on a third-party public carbon-reduction registries.

For more information, visit:
http://ecostay.ca/program/eco_projects

 


Cattleland Feedyards’ Methane Destruction

The Cattleland Feedyards and the Highway 21 Feeders operate custom feedlots located in central Alberta. Beef cattle, in particular, release methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, as a result of belching & flatulence. Methane and nitrous oxide also result from their manure. These projects utilizes various methods to reduce the culling age, or age to harvest of the cattle, resulting is an overall reduction of these emissions. Beef cattle are a significant contributor to our net emissions, accounting for a whopping 2.5% of all greenhouse gases. Efforts to reduce these emission sources are very important to our planet.

For more information, visit:
Cattlelands: www.ghgregistries.ca
Hwy 21: www.ghgregistries.ca


 

 

Scurry Country Energy Generation Project

Located in Scurry County, West Texas, this project uses a state-of-the-art 100 MW gas-fired combined cycle (CC) power plant to generate electricity for use at SACROC (the Scurry Area Canyon Reef Oil Committee natural gas processing and injection facility). At the SACROC facility, Kinder Morgan uses a combination of refrigeration and membrane separation processes to separate and recover hydrocarbons from the associated gas that is recovered with oil during EOR operations. The new power plant supplies all of its net generation to support the SACROC operations, displacing grid generated electricity. The power plant is equipped with inlet air cooling and humidification systems to maximize power output and efficiency as well as steam injection (SI) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to meet stringent NOx emission requirements. Since its implementation the project has resulted in a total net reduction of about 420,000 metric tonnes of CO2e (as of May 2007).

For more information, visit: WWW.GHGREGISTRIES.CA


 


Prorec Food Recycling

Located in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Prorec Inc. works together with agricultural nutritionists to convert food by-products into animal food for the agro-food industry. The project utilized various types of organic residues left over from the manufacturing of quality foods such as cookies, bread, flour, candy and chocolate. In the recycling operation, the residual nutrients are extracted and transformed into animal feed. By recycling waste that would have been discarded in landfill, where it would undergo anaerobic (i.e. in the absence of oxygen) decomposition, the project avoids methane emissions, as well as the fossil fuel emissions from transporting the waste. In operation since 2003, the project is estimated to have avoided about 190,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, visit: WWW.GHGREGISTRIES.CA


 


Bison Transport Fuel Efficiency Project

Bison Transport operates one of the largest fleets in Canada. Since 2003, Bison Transport has gradually implemented several energy efficient measures reducing the overall fuel consumption in their truck fleet. This project achieves GHG emissions reduction by adopting several fuel efficient strategies to consume less fuel (diesel), resulting in an overall reduction in GHG emission of over 40,000 tonnes annually. The various fuel efficient strategies include aerodynamic improvements (tractor trailer gap fairing, trailer belly skirts, aerodynamic profile tractor, etc.), speed and driver management, truck idling control strategies, intermodal transportation (trucking and railroad transportation), long combination vehicles strategy and tire efficient technology (low-rolling resistance tires). LivClean purchases the offsets from transportation taking place within the province of Alberta.

For more information, visit: WWW.GHGREGISTRIES.CA


 


Enfoui-bec Post Industrial Waste Composting

The Enfoui-Bec project site is located is located near Trois-Rivière, Quebec. The project takes waste from pulp and paper companies and produces compost instead of putting it into landfills. The goal of the initiative is to is to reduce the direct environmental impact caused by the waste, such as methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. Methane is a gas that is released with anaerobic biomass decay in a landfill environment. By composting, the methane production is reduced through aerobic treatment (or composting) of the biomass. The compost produced is use for local farm land fertilization.

For more information, visit: WWW.GHGREGISTRIES.CA


 


Soderglen Wind Farm Project

The Soderglen Wind farm Project employs 47 state of the art wind turbines with a rating of 1.5 MW each producing a total capacity of 70.5 MW. The turbines power is collected through a medium voltage collection system to the main substation. At the main substation the voltage is increased to 138 kV for direct connection to the Alberta Interconnected Electrical System via a 12 kilometre interconnection line. Based on Alberta’s Quantification Protocol for Wind-Powered Electrical Generation Version 1, March 2008, this project will avoid approximately 0.65 tonnes CO2e GHG for every mega-watt hour of electricity produced, by replacing traditional coal-powered generation.

For more information and documentation: WWW.GHGREGISTRIES.CA


 



Des Plaines Landfill Methane Capture (LFG)

The Des Plaines Landfill Methane Recovery and Destruction Project located in northern Illinois near the city of Des Plaines, captures and destroys fugitive methane and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) from a closed former waste handling and disposal (solid
waste management) site.

The project includes gas collection and power generation systems to produce, in total, about 13 million kWH of electricity per year, or enough to power 1,300 households. The project is responsible for reducing up to 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

For more information, see Markit Environmental VCS Registry

 

 

 

Thorold Landfill Gas Capture Project (LFG)

Located in Thorold, Ontario, this project captures landfill gas from decomposing garbage (methane and carbon dioxide), preventing it from escaping into the atmosphere and contributing to the greenhouse gas effects. The captured gas is actually converted into renewable electricity which is used to power local industry. The project is responsible for reducing up to 30,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

For more information, visit: www.ghgregistries.ca

 



Agricultural Waste Cogeneration

Textile mills in India require relatively large amounts of energy, both to produce process steam and to generate electricity to run plant equipment. In most cases, plant operators burn
polluting coal or heavy fuel oil to produce heat for steam, and import electricity from India's fossil fuel-dominated transmission grid. As a result, the textile industry, while an important driver of economic development and employment across India, also contributes to India's rapidly growing carbon footprint.

The Punjab Textile Industry Rice Husk Cogeneration project was the first of its kind in Punjab state to use rice husks to provide thermal energy and electricity. Rice husks are produced in large quantities by local farmers, and are traditionally burned in the field. This project makes use of a locally occurring resource to fire the textile mill's boiler and produce process steam. By installing a cogeneration system, this steam also runs a turbine that generates electricity. As a result, the textile mill has been able to eliminate the use of fossil fuels and imported electricity to power its operations, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by thousands of tonnes of CO2 per year.

Over and above the carbon reductions, the textile plant's environmental management system is ISO 14001 certified, and includes many additional environmental reduction initiatives. The project also provides added income to local farmers from the sale of their rice husks.

The project owners supply clothing to the local market, as well as major international brands you may buy products from including The Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, and Marks & Spencer.

Type: Cogeneration
Location: India
Operator: Nahar Industries Enterprises Ltd.
Verifier: DNV – Det Norske Veritas Certification
Project Volume: 47, 853 tonnes CO2-e
Vintage: 2005
Project Status: Underway
Verification: VCS
Verifier: DNV Det Norske Vertitas
Documentation: on request

 

 

 


Coal Mine Methane Destruction

Coal Mine Gas (CMM) is an unavoidable occurrence of hard coal mining. CMM
mainly consists of the harmful green-house-gas methane, which is 21 times more potentent that carbon dioxide. Even after the shutdown of the mining activities the CMM escapes over many years through open shafts and cracks in the overburden, directly or diffuse, into the atmosphere.

In the Ewald Coal Mine Methane Destruction project methane is extracted from an abandoned German coal mine and
burned in co-generation units to produce electrical power which displaces conventionally produced power.

Type: Methane Destruction
Location: Germany
Operator: Minegas GmbH and Carbon-TF B.V.
Verifier: TÜV-Nord
Volume: 50,000+/year tonnes CO2-e
Vintage: 2007
Project Status: Underway since 2003.
Certification: VCS II
Verifier: TUV Nord
Documentation: Validation Report and verification Report
View Registered Ownership: Bank of New York, Carbon T.F.

 

 

 


Xinjiang China Wind Power Project

Northwest China's growing demand for electricity is primarily supplied by the abundant coal available in the local area. Since coal is a non-renewable fossil fuel, the impact on both the local environment and the global atmosphere is significant.

Xinjiang Xiaocaohu Wind Power Project offers a combination of positive environmental, economic and sustainable development benefits. The 49.5MW wind power farm will supply 116.255GWh per year of clean, renewable on-grid power to Northwest China, displacing coal-fired generation and avoiding 109,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, the project improves the local environment by avoiding sulphur emissions, increases the standard of living through local job creation (50 jobs at project), and supports development of local economy by utilizing domestic made state-of-the-art wind turbines.

Type: Renewable Energy (on-grid wind)
Location: China
Operator: Xinjiang Huadian Xiaocaohu Wind Power Co., Ltd
Volume: 109,000+ tonnes CO2-e per year
Status: Active
Verification Certificate: View Certificate
Documentation: CDM Project Description Document
For more information, see MARKIT ENVIRONMENTAL VCS REGISTRY : Xinjiang

 

 

 

 

 

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