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Coal mine waste gas method

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.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative—Coal Mine Waste Gas) Methodology Determination 2015.

Using the method

The department develops ERF methods and has policy oversight of the ERF.

The Clean Energy Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting emissions reductions for projects under the ERF. To use this method in your project and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator.

View eligibility requirements and how to apply on the Clean Energy Regulator website.

Variations to the method

The method was varied in 2016 to expand crediting to flameless oxidation devices that treat methane. A 2019 minor variation refined the definition of ‘existing regulatory obligation’.

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Last updated: 8 December 2020

Content ID: 67397