Federal offset protocol : landfill methane recovery and destruction.: En4-461/2023E-PDF

"Methane (CH₄) emissions from landfills are generated by the anaerobic decomposition of organic material in the buried waste. The installation of a landfill gas (LFG) recovery and destruction system enables the landfill CH₄ to be converted into biogenic carbon dioxide, instead of allowing it to be passively released to the atmosphere. The Landfill Methane Recovery and Destruction protocol is intended for use by a proponent undertaking a project to actively recover and destroy LFG to generate offset credits under the Canadian Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations. The proponent must follow the methodology and requirements set out in this protocol to quantify and report greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions generated by the eligible project activities. This protocol is designed to ensure the project generates GHG emission reductions that are real, additional, quantified, verified, unique and permanent. The protocol is also developed in accordance with the principles of ISO 14064-2:2019 Greenhouse gases - Part 2 - Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements to ensure reported GHG emission reductions generated as a result of implementing the project activities are relevant, complete, consistent, accurate, transparent, and conservative"--Introduction, page 1.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Environment and Climate Change Canada, issuing body.
Title Federal offset protocol : landfill methane recovery and destruction.
Variant title Landfill methane recovery and destruction, version 1.1
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Earlier edition Federal offset protocol :
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Protocole fédéral de crédits compensatoires : récupération et destruction du méthane des sites d'enfouissement.
Cover title.
On cover: Canada's Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Gatineau QC : Environment and Climate Change Canada = Environnement et changement climatique Canada, February 2023.
Description 1 online resource (v, 29 pages) : colour illustration
ISBN 9780660472621
Catalogue number
  • En4-461/2023E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number EC22043
Edition Version 1.1.
Subject terms Landfill gases -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.
Methane -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.
Atmospheric methane -- Environmental aspects -- Canada.
Greenhouse gas mitigation -- Canada.
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