This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions from projects that destroy the methane component of coal mine waste gas as part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Emissions reductions achieved by using flares, electricity production devices or flameless oxidation devices to convert methane to carbon dioxide can receive credits under the ERF. If a project produces electricity from the conversion and displaces a more carbon-intensive source of electricity (such as from the grid) it can also receive credits.
To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.
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The method was varied in 2021 to:
A minor variation in 2019 refined the definition of ‘existing regulatory obligation’.
The method was varied in 2016 to expand crediting to flameless oxidation devices that treat methane.
Last updated: 28 September 2021
Content ID: 67397