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Domestic, commercial and industrial wastewater method
This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by:
- replacing a deep open anaerobic lagoon with an anaerobic digester (either a covered lagoon or an engineered biodigester)
- collecting the biogas from the anaerobic digester
- combusting the collected biogas
Emissions reductions achieved by capturing biogas and avoiding releasing large amounts of methane into the atmosphere can be credited under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
Using the method
The department develops the methods and has policy oversight of the ERF.
The Clean Energy Regulator manages project registration, compliance and crediting of 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.
Developing the method
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultations. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the method meets the offsets integrity standards.
Public consultation, drafting of the method, and the ERAC’s advice to the Minister is on the department’s Consultation Hub.
- The department is responsible for developing methodology determinations
- The Emissions Reduction Fund incentivises Australian businesses to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create and to undertake activities that store carbon
Last updated: 8 December 2020
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