EcoEngineers Breakfast: March 18 in Houston

Join us on Monday, March 18

 

EcoEngineers invites you to start your day with an in-depth, interactive discussion on the intersection of voluntary carbon markets (VCM), petroleum refining, and midstream energy sectors on Monday, March 18, 2024, at the Petroleum Club in Houston.

Hosted by Kristine Klavers, Managing Director, Houston, Petroleum and Refining, along with David LaGreca, Managing Director, Voluntary Carbon Markets, and other experts from around the world sharing insights on the latest trends shaping the industry.

Topics include:

  • Carbon Literacy – How to take control of your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) journey by understanding carbon accounting and carbon markets.
  • Carbon Offsets, Removals, and Emission Reductions – Learn how companies are incorporating bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), carbon dioxide removal (CDR), and other innovative methods to create alternate revenue streams while decarbonizing their operations.
  • Credit Generation – Gain valuable insights into projects that have registered through various VCMs and the market receptivity of such projects. 
  • Project Development – Best practices and inspiration from industry leaders on how to navigate the clean energy project development life cycle.

Join us to connect with your peers from all sectors of the VCM, carbon removal markets, oil, natural gas, power, and renewables industries, along with our team of industry experts, engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, and researchers. Let’s share ideas while enjoying breakfast against the backdrop of Houston’s skyline.

Date
Monday, March 18, 2024

Time
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Program

Venue
The Petroleum Club
1201 Louisiana Street, 35th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Cost:
$195 per person 

Questions? Contact us at kklavers@ecoengineers.us.

 

Presenters:

  • Kristine Klavers, Managing Director, Houston, Petroleum and Refining
  • David LaGreca, Managing Director, Voluntary Carbon Markets

Kristine Klavers
David LaGreca

 

 

 

 

 

About EcoEngineers

EcoEngineers is a consulting, auditing, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition. From innovation to impact, Eco helps its clients navigate the disruption caused by carbon emissions and climate change. Eco helps organizations stay informed, measure emissions, make investment decisions, maintain compliance, and manage data through the lens of carbon accounting. Its team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, and researchers live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. Eco was established in 2009 to steer low-carbon fuel producers through the complexities of emerging energy regulations in the United States. Today, Eco’s global team is shaping the response to climate change by advising businesses across the energy transition.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ecoengineers.us.

EcoEngineers Request for Proposals

EcoEngineers Request for Proposals

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative Farmer-Led Climate Smart Commodities Initiative: Building Success from the Ground Up Project

Managed and Administered by EcoEngineers

Overview

EcoEngineers (Eco) is requesting proposals from a well-qualified organization or individual to support its work with Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative (Edge) on developing Climate-Smart Commodities (The Project). The Project is supported by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities sub-award from Edge. This Request for Proposals is open to all qualified organizations and individuals.

The overarching goal of the Project is to provide the needed technical support so that farmers can lead the development of climate-smart commodities on their farms. The Project will work with processors and the supply chain to understand how on-farm measurement and reporting align with industry environmental goals and allow for creating climate-smart commodities and/or carbon offsets.

Background

Eco is an industry leader in Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) and carbon valuation. As part of the Edge Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities sub-award, Eco will provide insight and guidance on the formation of carbon credits and will establish data collection and reporting protocols that meet the requirements of compliance and voluntary carbon markets. This technical support will allow farmers to collaborate with their partners and supply chain to develop climate-smart commodities on their farms.

The purpose of this document is to provide interested parties with information to enable them to prepare and submit a proposal to provide oversight, guidance, and subject matter expertise on liquidity and trading concerns for farmer-originated carbon credits that are not absorbed within the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) system of a party in the supply chain.

Eco intends to establish a contract with the successful applicant. Eco will select the successful applicant based on their expertise and plans for providing the services below.

In addition to providing the services described below, the successful applicant must also be able to abide by the terms and conditions of the overall USDA award, insurance requirements, and outcome deliverables described herein.

Scope of Work

Eco seeks a qualified applicant to provide the following services. Interested parties may choose to separate the objectives below and bid only on those that they feel comfortable achieving.

  1. Topic: Commodity Trading (trends, history, tradability, liquidity, and volume)
    1. Assess current environmental commodity finance practices and market expectations for commoditized natural-solution-originated greenhouse gas (GHG) credits from U.S. Midwest farming practices. Identify barriers to liquidity and entry (both farmer participation and capital market participation) and potential solutions.
  2.  Topic: Policy (government and corporate)
    1. Assess legal, financial, and corporate underpinnings and expectations for sustainability metrics and environmental attribute instruments within the voluntary/ESG-derived markets as they relate to commoditized natural-solution-originated GHG credits from U.S. Midwest farming practices.
    2. Assess related/expected regulatory impacts on GHG management and the implications of such on farm-based natural-solution efforts (carbon origination and credits).
    3. Translate potential U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure (CSRD) requirements as they may apply to national and international dairy policy and practices.

Deliverables

Service Partners will provide the following services:

  1. Deliverables will be in the format of written reports with an agreed-upon outline and timeline by Eco and the partner.
  2. Valid references for all applicable statements, charts, graphs, visuals, etc.
  3. Commitment to attend regular check-in meetings as agreed on by Eco and the partner.

Required Expertise

The successful applicant will have significant expertise in the following areas, with preference given to an individual or organization that can provide all or most of the expertise required:

Environmental commodity markets, ESG reporting and assurance, international climate disclosure requirements, U.S. agriculture and dairy industry practices, climate finance, climate policies, and climate risk analysis.

Evaluation Criteria

Submittals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

Edge Dairy RFP

Submission Requirements

  • Proposals should be submitted via email to ClientServices@ecoengineers.us by the due date. Proposals should not exceed five pages, excluding attachments.
  • Proposals must be provided in Word format or searchable PDF with a font size no smaller than 11 pt, and should include:
    • Contact Information: Primary contact person, company name, address, phone number, email, website, Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number, and Employer Identification Number (EIN)/taxpayer identification number.
    • Experience and qualifications: A description of your qualifications (not to exceed one page).
    • Biographies: Resumes of key staff and their role in the proposed work (not to exceed three pages).
    • Work Examples: Summaries of past projects that demonstrate your experience and qualifications to complete the services described in this request (not to exceed five pages).
    • References: Provide three client references (name, organization, title, phone number, email) that are connected to work examples and experience needed to complete the services described in this request.
    • Budget: Provide an estimate of the total cost needed to complete the deliverables in the scope of services described above. The budget estimate should not exceed one page.

Selection Procedures

A panel of Eco staff and external reviewers will review the proposal. Only one award will be made for this request. Subcontractors are discouraged. Selection does not guarantee that a contract will be executed for the completion of the work. Eco reserves the right to negotiate an acceptable contract with the chosen applicant. If a contract cannot be negotiated, Eco reserves the right to move on to the next best-qualified applicant.

Timeline

Edge Dairy RFP

EcoEngineers Achieves ISO Accreditation from ANAB, Elevates Assurance and Continuous Improvement in GHG Verification

The following is an article originally published December 18, 2023, by Business Wire.

Business Wire: EcoEngineers Achieves ISO Accreditation from ANAB, Elevates Assurance and Continuous Improvement in GHG Verification

ANAB accreditation bolsters Eco’s auditing and verification capabilities

 

Des Moines, Iowa (December 18, 2023) — EcoEngineers, a consulting, auditing, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition, today announced that it has been granted accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) National Accreditation Board (ANAB), in accordance with the following International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards ISO/IEC 17029:2019 Conformity assessment — General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies; ISO 14065:2020 — General principles and requirements for bodies validating and verifying environmental information; and ISO 14064-3:2019 Greenhouse gases (GHG) — Part 3: Specification with guidance for the verification and validation of greenhouse gas statements. The specific scope of accreditation granted to EcoEngineers is: Verification of assertions related to GHG emission reductions and removals at the project level for project activities under ANAB scope 01. GHG emission reductions from fuel combustion.

This accreditation allows EcoEngineers to provide organizations and their stakeholders, including board members and investors, with the assurance, credibility, quality, rigor, and continuous improvement they need to reduce risk. Additionally, this assurance will support a GHG project’s ability to substantiate its GHG statements. EcoEngineers joins an elite group of ISO-accredited Validation and Verification Bodies (VVBs) that identify risks, review methods of data collection and reporting, and evaluate the robustness of data management systems in place to ensure accurate and transparent GHG reporting.

“The world is relying on market-based mechanisms to find a solution to the emissions problem and the climate problem. In this context, there is a need for solid methodologies and reliable verification services to make sure the systems we put in place over the next decade are robust and will deliver the results we seek,” said Shashi Menon, CEO of EcoEngineers. “The accreditation will help us reduce risks and deliver transparency of clients’ GHG claims to meet the demands of this evolving emissions marketplace.”

The ANAB accreditation enables EcoEngineers to expand its auditing and verification services beyond the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and state-driven Low-Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS). EcoEngineers is an accredited GHG validation and verification body, which means that it may seek to become recognized to perform verification services under Canada’s Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR), The Climate Registry (TCR), Climate Action Reserve (CAR), Verra’s Verified Carbon Standard, Gold Standard Foundation, and Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).

In the voluntary carbon markets (VCM), this accreditation allows Eco to participate in carbon removal registries such as Puro.earth, Isometric, and others.

The accreditation also positions Eco to expand its services into Europe to become a registered verification body under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC).

ISO 14065:2020 and ISO/IEC 17029:2019 are international standards that specify principles and requirements for bodies that undertake the validation or verification of GHG claims. They outline the criteria for organizations like EcoEngineers to ensure credibility, transparency, and impartiality in their processes when assessing and confirming GHG emissions claims made by entities seeking environmental certification or compliance.

EcoEngineers has nearly 15 years of experience helping clients stay informed, measure emissions, make investment decisions, maintain compliance, and manage data through the lens of carbon accounting. The accreditation involved undergoing comprehensive assessments and rigorous reviews of internal structural requirements, resources, processes for validation and verification services, information and confidentiality reviews, and management system assessments.

“Attaining this accreditation is a natural next step for EcoEngineers,” added Randy Prati, vice president, strategic initiatives at EcoEngineers. “It allows us to build continuous improvement into every aspect of our auditing and verification services, resulting in peace of mind for our clients knowing they have the assurance of verifying their GHG claims with confidence.”

About ANAB

Launched in 2008, ANAB’s accreditation program for GHG/verification bodies oversees the competence and professional conduct of third parties responsible for verifying the accuracy of emission attestations and applies to a broad spectrum of industries. For more information, visit www.anab.org.

About EcoEngineers

EcoEngineers is a consulting, auditing, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition. From innovation to impact, EcoEngineers helps its clients navigate the disruption caused by carbon emissions and climate change. EcoEngineers helps organizations stay informed, measure emissions, make investment decisions, maintain compliance, and manage data through the lens of carbon accounting. Its team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, and researchers live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. EcoEngineers was established in 2009 to steer low-carbon fuel producers through the complexities of emerging energy regulations in the United States. Today, EcoEngineers’ global team is shaping the response to climate change by advising businesses across the energy transition. For more information, visit www.ecoengineers.us.

EcoEngineers Welcomes Laith Amin as Vice President, Growth and Strategic Development

The following is an article originally published December 14, 2023, by Business Wire.

Business Wire: EcoEngineers Welcomes Laith Amin as Vice President, Growth and Strategic Development

Laith AminDES MOINES, Iowa – December 14, 2023 – Clean energy consulting, auditing, and advisory firm, EcoEngineers, has announced the addition of Laith Amin to the executive team as vice president, growth and strategic development. Amin brings more than 20 years of international experience driving transformation and growth through business development, account management, sales, and strategy with an emphasis on decarbonization.

Amin has a proven track record in the development of new markets, products, and technologies to create differentiation and margin lift. He has worked with the world’s leading energy and natural resource companies to address scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions through the development and application of innovative approaches such as blockchain, access to voluntary carbon markets, and the development of monitoring reporting and verification.

Most recently, Amin worked with global mining company Rio Tinto to develop innovative low-carbon value propositions and architect solutions to visualize carbon reduction in automotive supply chains. In a previous role as global head of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCUS) at DNV, he built a high-growth global CCUS venture, also addressing carbon dioxide removal (CDR), and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) opportunity. Previously, at Worley’s Digital Unit, he led the products and technology group globally, covering areas such as methane emissions reduction and digital transformation.

“The industry is in an exciting phase of transformation,” said Amin. “I’m eager to share my expertise to help Eco’s clients accelerate the realization of their ESG goals. Step change in decarbonization is possible when we work together, and believe that no other goal could be more important.”

With a career marked by outstanding financial results and leadership, Amin’s experience aligns with Eco’s own ambitious growth goals, and his proven track record in business development and innovation combined with key C-level relationships uniquely position him to spearhead initiatives that will strengthen Eco’s standing as a leader in the energy transition.

“We are thrilled to have Laith join our team,” said Shashi Menon, CEO of EcoEngineers. “His extensive background in driving growth and innovation, particularly in the fields of decarbonization and digitalization, will be invaluable as we continue to expand our reach and impact in clean energy. His personal values of innovation, accountability, collaboration, and transparency are in perfect harmony with the core values of Eco.”

Amin holds a master’s in business administration from Henley Management College, UK, and a BA (Hons.) in economics from Leicester University.

About EcoEngineers

EcoEngineers is a consulting, auditing, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition. From innovation to impact, Eco helps its clients navigate the disruption caused by carbon emissions and climate change. Eco helps organizations stay informed, measure emissions, make investment decisions, maintain compliance, and manage data through the lens of carbon accounting. Its team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, and researchers live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. Eco was established in 2009 to steer low-carbon fuel producers through the complexities of emerging energy regulations in the United States. Today, Eco’s global team is shaping the response to climate change by advising businesses across the energy transition. For more information, visit www.ecoengineers.us

New Carbon Markets Snapshot

New Carbon Markets Snapshot

For more than 10 years, EcoEngineers has provided a daily free email service showing trends in the prices of U.S. carbon compliance markets, including Renewable Identification Number (RIN), Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), and Clean Fuel Program (CFP) market data.

We are now expanding the scope of this snapshot to include comprehensive coverage of the world’s largest and most influential compliance and voluntary carbon markets (VCMs). This includes European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) allowances, carbon dioxide removal (CDR), and voluntary carbon markets (VCM) trends across various sectors, such as agriculture, biochar, chemical processes, energy efficiency, forestry, household devices, renewable energy, transportation, and waste disposal.  

To ensure you have the most up-to-date information, we have partnered with AlliedOffsets, a leading carbon offset data aggregator. AlliedOffsets tracks data from more than 28,000 projects covering 99% of the global market. The RIN and LCFS credit data will continue to be provided daily by Banyan Commodity Group.

The Carbon Markets Snapshot reflects the increasing globalization of carbon markets and Eco’s broader engagement in various compliance and VCM segments. 

“The globalization of carbon markets is making this service an imperative. As greenhouse gas reduction credits become more fragmented, we all need to contribute to making the markets better and more transparent for all,” said Shashi Menon, CEO of EcoEngineers.

The data we provide is not meant to be a price index and Eco is not a pricing information service. Eco provides this data for informational purposes and to provide our subscribers with some context to various decisions seen in the marketplace. Eco makes no representation or warranty regarding the data in relation to their accuracy, availability, or suitability for a certain purpose. 

To subscribe to EcoEngineers’ free Carbon Markets Snapshot, please visit https://www.ecoengineers.us/daily-rin-lcfs-cfp-signup/.

Please reach out if you have any questions or would like to discuss this or other programs by contacting clientservices@ecoengineers.us.

Brilliant Planet: New Methodology for CO2 Removal from Ocean Microalgal Blooms

Brilliant Planet: New Methodology for CO2 Removal from Ocean Microalgal Blooms

EcoEngineers has developed a rigorous crediting methodology to quantify and verify carbon dioxide removals (CDR) for Brilliant Planet, a leader in high-integrity, permanent carbon removal. The methodology provides a robust framework for developing greenhouse gas (GHG) removal projects using Brilliant Planet’s specialized system, which cultivates and sequesters carbon from marine microalgal blooms.

 

Summary:

The essence of this methodology lies in transforming marine microalgae into a vehicle to remove atmospheric carbon dioxide. Microalgae are tiny, unicellular plants that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems. Microalgae are capable of photosynthesis and convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into biomass.

This methodology, drafted in alignment with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14064-2:2019, provides rules for eligibility, means of quantification, monitoring instructions, reporting requirements, and verification parameters.

This globally applicable methodology aims to provide criteria and procedures for the quantification of greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions following the adoption of a nature-based biological carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) method using marine microalgal blooms. Credits generated for carbon sequestration will represent one metric ton of CO2 removed from the atmosphere through controlled algal blooms and sequestered in dry tomb landfills for long-duration storage.

Click on the image above to read the full methodology report.

Click here to read the announcement in the Carbon Herald.

David LaGreca, Voluntary Carbon Markets Services Director | dlagreca@ecoengineers.us

 

Ed Arnold to Lead Asset Development Consulting Practice for EcoEngineers

The following is an article originally published October 19, 2023, by Business Wire.

Business Wire: Ed Arnold to Lead Asset Development Consulting Practice for EcoEngineers

Industry Veteran to Focus on Fuels and Chemicals Process Improvements, Techno-Economic Analyses, and Commercialization of New Technology

Ed ArnoldDES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EcoEngineers, a clean energy consulting, auditing, and advisory firm, has announced the appointment of Ed Arnold as director of asset development within its consulting practice.

Mr. Arnold brings more than 25 years of experience in the renewable fuels, biochemicals, and oil and gas industries. Over his career, Mr. Arnold has performed independent engineering evaluations and investment due diligence on more than 50 renewable fuels, biochemicals, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects worldwide. He has extensive experience conducting project feasibility studies relevant to biofuels and biochemicals production, low-carbon intensity (CI) petroleum refining, renewable natural gas (RNG), used motor oil processing, green hydrogen, low-sulfur marine fuel production, e-fuels, and CCUS projects.

“With extensive, hands-on experience in renewable energy, fuels, biochemicals, and novel process technology evaluation, Ed brings significant experience on what it takes to commercialize new technology,” said EcoEngineers CEO Shashi Menon. “At Eco, we sit at the intersection of climate policies, emerging technologies, and carbon markets. Ed brings a level of rigor in technology evaluation and pathways to commercialization. This is a key factor in any decarbonization plan and something overlooked in most plans.”

Mr. Arnold has helped entrepreneurs and corporations with business strategy and manufacturing process development. Past clients include energy and chemicals majors, private equity firms, banks, sovereign wealth funds, private investors, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and process development entrepreneurs.

“EcoEngineers is such a recognized name in our industry,” Arnold said. “In the past, I worked alongside their teams on multiple projects, and I am honored to be joining the Eco team and helping lead asset management for our clients.”

Mr. Arnold holds multiple U.S. patents for novel process technologies, process designs, and chemical products. He previously held leadership roles at Honeywell UOP, as well as at Jacobs Consultancy and Argus Consulting, before becoming an independent contractor.

Mr. Arnold holds a Master of Science degree in microbiology from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He earned undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering and biochemistry at the University of California, Davis.

As an industry thought leader, Mr. Arnold recently authored a primer on the top 10 reasons why renewable fuel and biochemical projects stumble, such as underestimating capital and operating costs, postponing early-stage vetting of CI, addressing gaps between feedstock supply and offtake agreements, and addressing material balance issues, among others. His checklist with suggested solutions and more can be viewed here.

About EcoEngineers

EcoEngineers is a consulting, auditing, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition. From innovation to impact, Eco helps its clients navigate the disruption caused by carbon emissions and climate change. Eco helps organizations stay informed, measure emissions, make investment decisions, maintain compliance, and manage data through the lens of carbon accounting. Its team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, and researchers live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. Eco was established in 2009 to steer low-carbon fuel producers through the complexities of emerging energy regulations in the United States. Today, Eco’s global team is shaping the response to climate change by advising businesses across the energy transition. For more information, visit www.ecoengineers.us.

Navigating the Decarbonization of the Global Fuel Sector

Navigating the Decarbonization of the Global Fuel Sector

Join us for this Houston event

EcoEngineers is holding an in-depth, interactive discussion on the regulations shaping the global energy and transportation fuels landscape on Friday, October 6, 2023, at the Petroleum Club in Houston.
 
Hosted by Kristine Klavers, Managing Director, Houston, Petroleum and Refining, with special guest Urszula Szalkowska, Managing Director, European Markets, our experts from around the world will share insights on the latest policy trends shaping the petroleum refining, petrochemicals, and renewable fuels sectors in the United States and the European Union (EU).
 
Topics include:

Decarbonizing the EU’s Fuel Sector – The latest on the EU Green Deal, ‘Fit for 55’ initiative, Net-Zero Industry Act, Renewable Energy Directive (RED III), Euro 7, and other sustainability requirements for fuels.
Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuels – Updates on compliance requirements released in the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Set Rule, EU’s ReFuelEU Aviation initiative, and the latest on the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).
Credit Stacking – Learn how to effectively use the various energy-related Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) incentives while taking advantage of credits derived from the RFS and Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) programs.
Carbon Intensity (CI) Reduction Strategies and Compliance – How companies can reduce the CI of their fuels and monetize carbon credits, while accurately measuring, monitoring, and reporting GHG emissions across the energy value chain to comply with global regulations.
 
Join us to connect with your peers from all sectors of the oil, natural gas, power, and renewables industries, along with our team of industry experts, engineers, and advisors. Let’s share ideas while enjoying breakfast against the backdrop of Houston’s skyline.

Date
Friday, October 6, 2023

Time
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Program

RSVP:
Before September 29

Venue
The Petroleum Club
1201 Louisiana Street, 35th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Cost:
$100 per person 

Questions? Contact us at marketing@ecoengineers.us.

 

EcoEngineers Presenters:

  • Kristine Klavers, Managing Director, Houston, Petroleum and Refining
  • Urszula Szalkowska, Managing Director, European Markets, based in Poland
  • Paul Niznik, Senior Carbon Consultant, RINs Expert
  • Guillermo Aguirre, Senior Carbon Consultant, Hydrogen
  • James Nutaitis, Carbon Consultant, Carbon Capture and Sequestration

Kristine Klavers
Urszula Szalkowska
Urszula Szalkowska
Paul Niznik
Guillermo Aguirre
James Nutaitis
James Nutaitis

 

 

 

 

 

 

About EcoEngineers:
 
EcoEngineers is a consulting, auditing, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition. From innovation to impact, Eco helps its clients navigate the disruption caused by carbon emissions and climate change. Eco helps organizations stay informed, measure emissions, make investment decisions, maintain compliance, and manage data through the lens of carbon accounting. Its team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, and researchers live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. Eco was established in 2009 to steer low-carbon fuel producers through the complexities of emerging energy regulations in the United States. Today, Eco’s global team is shaping the response to climate change by advising businesses across the energy transition.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ecoengineers.us.

Andes Releases World’s First Microbial Carbon Mineralization Methodology

Andes Releases World’s First Microbial Carbon Mineralization Methodology

Andes, a carbon removal company focused on the generation of inorganic carbon in agricultural soils, has released the first-ever Microbial Carbon Mineralization (MCM) methodology, developed with EcoEngineers. This methodology is a critical milestone in setting a high standard for the promising new frontier of microbial mineralization.

Summary

The MCM methodology provides procedures to quantify the greenhouse gas (GHG) removals resulting from soil inorganic carbon (SIC) increases attributable to the usage of a microbial inoculant on agricultural fields. It provides guidance to quantify, report, and verify carbon dioxide removals (CDR) generated through these practices. The SIC gains from the specific microbial activity are measured and attributed to the credits through the specified monitoring protocol. Before the start of the project, the ability of the microbial inoculant to fix CO₂ from the atmosphere needs to be demonstrated in lab and field studies. Credits are determined by measuring the difference in SIC generation between fields treated with microbial inoculant and untreated fields (i.e., baseline scenario). This methodology, written in alignment with ISO 14064-2:2019, provides rules for eligibility, means of quantification, monitoring instructions, reporting requirements, and verification param­eters.

Click on the image above to read the full methodology report.

Click here to read the announcement in the Carbon Herald.

David LaGreca

 

David LaGreca, Managing Director, VCM | dlagreca@ecoengineers.us