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Landfill gas (generation) method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions achieved through the destruction of methane from decomposing waste at a landfill site as part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The method allows emissions reductions through electricity generation from combusting landfill gas exclusively or in conjunction with flaring to receive carbon credits under the ERF.

Existing landfill gas projects would be able to move to this new method if they meet the eligibility requirements.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Electricity Generation from Landfill Gas) Methodology Determination 2021 (Landfill gas (generation) method).

Read the Explanatory Statement (for the original Determination as made).

Using the method

To use this method in your project 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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Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee conducts public consultations. Once finalised the Committee advises the Minister on whether the method meets the offsets integrity standards.

See public consultation on the making of the method on our department’s Consultation hub.

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Last updated: 29 September 2021

Content ID: 70211