Carbon Credits

The cogeneration of electricity from cane bagasse generates Carbon Credits. It is a project of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emission-reduction in accordance with the rules of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), integrated with the Kyoto Protocol. It is certified by DNV, the only company accredited by the UN to certify CDM projects in Brazil for commercialization of Carbon Credits.

The cogeneration of electricity is considered a clean technology that emits less greenhouse gases compared to thermoelectric plants of natural gas or oil. The reduction can be measured and, for each ton of CO2 not emitted, a carbon credit is generated and it can be traded with countries with more polluting activities.