PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Since our launch in 2002, we have commissioned millions of tonnes of carbon from over 50 low-carbon projects in 20 countries. Sectors include renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, and forestry.

In terms of carbon project development, we have the technical, commercial and financial know-how that enables us to guide project developers from the project inception stage to feasibility assessments, verification processes and the issuance of carbon credits.

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 all steps linked to the development and management of carbon credits for emission reduction projects. He assists project developers in identifying and managing emission reduction projects that avoid or reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.

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. In order to qualify as a formal carbon project and claim carbon credits, a number of steps need to be taken, officially termed the “carbon project cycle”.

There are also several ways a carbon credit project can be developed and 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 located in South Africa it could be eligible to participate under the upcoming South African Carbon Tax & Offset scheme – we can assist you in determining your project’s eligibility.

Once you have established the feasibility of your carbon offset project, Climate Neutral Group can offer a project development service. The aim would be to take your project through the 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 project can generate real emission reductions and commercial value.

PDD DEVELOPMENT


Climate Neutral Group can prepare the required project 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 the project 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 the 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 already registered under CDM, VCS or Gold Standard as well as to owners of yet to be registered projects. The terms offered to our clients depend on the characteristics of the respective 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.