Composting Pays Off
Carbon Credits from Compost Have the Potential to Pay Off
Sandoval County operates an in-vessel composting operation at the Sandoval County Landfill. The composting operation uses diverted green and woody waste that would otherwise be landfilled or left on the ground to decay.The system is capable of processing up to 50 tons of green waste per composting cycle. Composting reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by reducing the emissions of methane and nitrous oxide: two potent GHGs.
Carbon offset projects are emissions reduction projects that reduce the amount of GHGs released into the atmosphere. Every (metric) ton of emissions reduced results in the creation of one carbon offset. Project owners or developers can then sell these offsets for a variety of reasons including to reduce the operating costs of the project. Adelante will actively seek buyers for such credits, either by working with a carbon credit brokerage firm or directly with in-state entities with a need or desire to offset their own carbon emissions or across the country.
Barbara Toole O’Neil leads Adelante’s climate services practice. She is a qualified ANSI Assessor for ISO 14064/65, an accredited methodology assessor for VCS, an accredited Lead Verifier for ACR and VCS, and Lead Verifier for ARB under the mandatory reporting rule (H-15-144) and the Cap-and-Trade program. Contact Barbara for more information:
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