Carbon Credit Generation for Harvested and Beneficiated Ash

Kayla Carey, ClimeCo

Description

ClimeCo, a leading global sustainability company, is pleased to have participated in the development process of the Climate Action Reserve’s (CAR) new U.S. Low-Carbon Cement Protocol. The protocol establishes a first-of-its-kind pathway to generate voluntary carbon credits from the production of novel and underutilized alternative cementitious materials (ACMs) and supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) including harvested and beneficiated coal ash. A voluntary carbon credit (also known as a carbon offset) represents one metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent that was either removed or prevented from entering the atmosphere. A measurable and verified carbon credit can be traded, sold in the marketplace, or retired for voluntary claims. Dedicated to transparency and genuine impact, ClimeCo and industry stakeholders worked with CAR to ensure that the U.S. Low-Carbon Cement Protocol follows strict rules on additionality, permanence, ownership, and quantification in generating and awarding offsets. Under the new Protocol, coal ash marketers can use funds generated by these credits to scale the production and use of innovative and underutilized cementitious materials to meet growing demand and help decarbonize the cement and concrete sectors. To earn credits, manufacturers must produce usable materials that are widely recognized as beyond business-as-usual and surpass regulatory requirements. Eligible SCMs include natural pozzolans (like volcanic ash), calcined clay, and harvested and beneficiated coal ash, which has the added benefit of cleaning landfills.

 
May 14th, 10:30 AM May 14th, 11:00 AM

Carbon Credit Generation for Harvested and Beneficiated Ash

Grand Rapids, Michigan

ClimeCo, a leading global sustainability company, is pleased to have participated in the development process of the Climate Action Reserve’s (CAR) new U.S. Low-Carbon Cement Protocol. The protocol establishes a first-of-its-kind pathway to generate voluntary carbon credits from the production of novel and underutilized alternative cementitious materials (ACMs) and supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) including harvested and beneficiated coal ash. A voluntary carbon credit (also known as a carbon offset) represents one metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent that was either removed or prevented from entering the atmosphere. A measurable and verified carbon credit can be traded, sold in the marketplace, or retired for voluntary claims. Dedicated to transparency and genuine impact, ClimeCo and industry stakeholders worked with CAR to ensure that the U.S. Low-Carbon Cement Protocol follows strict rules on additionality, permanence, ownership, and quantification in generating and awarding offsets. Under the new Protocol, coal ash marketers can use funds generated by these credits to scale the production and use of innovative and underutilized cementitious materials to meet growing demand and help decarbonize the cement and concrete sectors. To earn credits, manufacturers must produce usable materials that are widely recognized as beyond business-as-usual and surpass regulatory requirements. Eligible SCMs include natural pozzolans (like volcanic ash), calcined clay, and harvested and beneficiated coal ash, which has the added benefit of cleaning landfills.