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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 credits emissions reductions from combusting landfill gas in an electricity generator, with or without flaring. It also credits the conversion of landfill gas into biomethane for use as a natural gas substitute within Australia.

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.

Using the method

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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Consultation on the method

The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultation before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the Committee advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.

Read the ERAC’s advice to the Minister on making the method in 2021 [623KB PDF].

See public consultation and the method draft on our Consultation hub.

Read the ERAC’s advice to the Minister on varying the method in 2021 [654KB PDF].

See the public consultation and variation draft on our Consultation hub.

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Last updated: 21 January 2022

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