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Landfill gas method

This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting the emissions reductions achieved by upgrading, installing, or reinstating landfill gas collection systems. Under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), emissions reduced by collecting and then combusting landfill gas from waste deposited before 1 July 2012 and after 30 June 2014 can receive credits.

Read the Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative – Landfill Gas) Methodology Determination 2015.

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 emissions 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.

Estimating the abatement

The Landfill Gas Calculator helps project owners calculate the greenhouse gas abatement from collecting and combusting gas from landfill.

View the Landfill Gas Calculator [1.3MB ZIP].

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. A variation to the method may also be found on the department's Consultation Hub.

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Last updated: 8 December 2020

Content ID: 67393