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In addition to typical project types, projects such as afforestation/reforestation, hydrogen generation, and district heating can also achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.
Among others, in afforestation/reforestation, carbon dioxide (CO2) removals by sinks as a result of forestation activity are counted as emission reductions.

Reforestation of croplands and grasslands in low income communities of Paraguarí Department, ParaguayParaguay

This project involved the reforestation of lands that are currently croplands and grasslands with poor soil conditions. The project is led by Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) and Instituto Forestal Nacional (INFONA) in Paraguay.

The species, including Eucalyptus grandis, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, and Grevillea robusta (silver oak), were chosen following a number of interviews with local farmers in low income communities. The carbon sequestration rates, biodiversity enhancement, soil and climate conditions, and the value of associated forest products were all taken into consideration when selecting the species.

The project reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) by carbon dioxide capture through the tree growth. The planted trees will also help prevent soil erosion in areas that were under-utilized or mismanaged.
The project contributes approximately 1,500 tCO2e of emission reductions per year.

Host country
Paraguay
Project registration
September 2009
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 1,523 ton/year
Project details

CDM: Reforestation of croplands and grasslands in low income communities of Paraguarí Department, Paraguay

  • Note:To UNFCCC website (English only)
Emission reduction scheme
CDM

Nubika Jaya Biogas Extraction for Bio-Hydrogen ProductionIndonesia

The project extracts biogas from organically-rich effluent, and converts it into hydrogen via steam reforming and catalytic shift reactions. The hydrogen generated would be used in the hydrogenation process during oleo-chemical production. In addition, using the biogas effectively displaces the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as feedstock to the hydrogen production.

The project is the first in the world to use palm oil mill effluent for such an activity on a commercial scale.

Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities developed the first bio-hydrogen related CDM baseline and monitoring methodology used for this project.

Host country
Indonesia
Project registration
June 2009
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 7,336 ton/year
Project details

CDM: Nubika Jaya Biogas Extraction for Bio-Hydrogen Production

  • Note:To UNFCCC website (English only)
Emission reduction scheme
CDM

Geothermal District Heating Project in Xianyang City, Shaanxi ProvinceChina

This project involved the expansion of existing geothermal space heating facilities owned and operated by Shaanxi Green Geothermal Energy Development Co., Ltd. (SGE) in China. With the expansion, approximately 1.85 million ㎡ of space heating capacity was added to the 350,000 ㎡ of existing heating capacity.

The project constructs new wells and connects old and new buildings to a geothermal district heating system. Prior to the project, heating was supplied by coal fired boilers.

The project contributes approximately 66 thousand tCO2e of emission reductions per year. The project has been registered as CDM, however, emission reduction credit has not been issued.

Host country
China
Project registration
December 2011
Estimated emission reductions
CO2 equivalent : 66,812 ton/year
Project details

CDM: Geothermal District Heating Project in Xianyang City, Shaanxi Province

  • Note:To UNFCCC website (English only)
Emission reduction scheme
CDM