CARBON PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Since we launched in 2002, we have commissioned millions of tonnes of carbon from over 50 low-carbon projects in 20 countries. In addition, our carbon project development activities have touched onto various sectors. These include renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, and forestry.

Our carbon project development track record is embedded in our technical, commercial and financial know-how. This enables us to guide project developers like you from the project’s inception stage to feasibility assessments, verification processes, and all the way the issuance of carbon credits.

Finally, with a large client base and a strong international reputation, we offer project owners highly attractive terms for their carbon credits.

DISCOVER OUR CARBON PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT:

Franz Rentel | Country Director SA

Franz specialises in carbon project development and the management of carbon credits for emission reduction projects. He assists project developers in identifying and managing all types of projects that minimise or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

CARBON FEASIBILITY ASSESSMENT


A carbon offset project refers to any activity that receives carbon revenue through the sale of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions that result from the project. To qualify as a formal offset project and claim carbon credits, you'll need to take a number of steps, collectively known as the “carbon project cycle”.

There are several ways to develop a carbon credit project. It is important to gain a full understanding of all the options in order to extract the most value of the underlying carbon asset. Furthermore, if your project is in South Africa, it could be eligible to participate in the upcoming South African Carbon Tax & Offset scheme. We can assist you in determining whether you are eligible.

Once you have established the feasibility of your carbon offset project, Climate Neutral Group can help you with its elaborate project development service. This means we will take your project through the carbon development entire process of design (writing the Project Design Document, or PDD), validation, verification and the issuance of carbon offset credits.

WHAT DO WE LOOK AT?


  1. Carbon methodology to be used
  2. Applicable carbon standard
  3. Crediting period
  4. Baseline calculations
  5. Estimated emissions reductions over project crediting period(s)
  6. Estimated value of the carbon asset over the project crediting period(s)
  7. Additionality test
  8. Monitoring requirements
  9. Risk Assessment
  10. Potential sustainable development benefits
  11. Eligibility under the SA Carbon Tax & Offset scheme

IN SHORT


Understand how your carbon project can generate real emission reductions and commercial value.

PDD DEVELOPMENT


Climate Neutral Group will prepare the required carbon project development documentation in accordance with the rules and standards of the CDM, VCS or Gold Standard. This includes completing a baseline study, developing a Monitoring and Verification Plan (MVP) and developing a Project Idea Note (PIN) and Project Design Document (PDD).

WHAT IS A PROJECT DESIGN DOCUMENT (PDD)?


One of the first steps of a carbon project development cycle is to prove that the project will indeed result in real, permanent, additional and verifiable reductions in greenhouse gases. This is provided by means of a Project Idea Note (PIN) and subsequently a Project Design Document (PDD). The PDD is validated by an approved third party (known as a “Designated Operational Entity – DOE”). A PDD is a requirement under all three of the carbon standards that Climate Neutral Group works with: the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Gold Standard (GS) and Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).


IN SHORT


Understand how your project can generate real emission reductions and commercial value.

CARBON PROJECT CYCLE SUPPORT


The most important part of your carbon offset project cycle is the validation of the PDD and verification of the emission reductions by independent third parties. In addition, the project will need to be registered with the relevant authorities. Climate Neutral Group can assist with these procedures. After successful registration of the project as a carbon project, we offer ongoing support for monitoring, verification and issuance of the carbon credits.

WHY DEVELOP YOUR CARBON PROJECT WITH US?


  • Experienced carbon development team with the technical, commercial and financial know-how to ensure that projects are viable and sustainable
  • Large client base and reputation means we can offer you highly attractive terms for your carbon credits
  • Flexible service which meets your specific project needs. Payments can be structured as either fixed-fee or a share of the carbon offset credit proceeds.
  • Ability to pre-sell credits, allowing you to realise faster returns on your investment
  • Financing of carbon related management costs, such as PDD development, validation and registration fees (depending on the risk profile of the project).

IN SHORT


Get your carbon project from conception to marketplace quickly and realise faster returns on your investment.

CARBON CREDIT PURCHASE


Climate Neutral Group offers highly attractive terms to owners of carbon projects that are registered under CDM, VCS or Gold Standard, and to any owners of yet to be registered projects. The carbon credit terms we offer our clients depend on the characteristics of their projects, such as size, maturity and reliability of carbon credit generation.

PROJECT TYPES THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR


  1. Small scale renewable energy
  2. Energy efficiency
  3. Agriculture, forestry and other land uses (AFOLU)
  4. Waste to energy, including waste treatment and biogas utilisation
  5. Electricity transmission and distribution efficiency
  6. Landfill gas recovery and energy production
  7. Production of biofuel
  8. Efficiency in transport

IN SHORT


Our large client base and reputation means we can offer you highly attractive terms for your carbon credits.