Your Projects

It’s a common challenge: Your organization has a sustainability vision and stakeholders demanding results. But bringing real, enduring change to your supply chain and the communities where your business lives requires specialized capabilities and a dedicated effort to deploy projects that deliver those outcomes.

Achieve your vision by investing in custom community-scale projects. Whether you have goals to reduce Scope 2 or Scope 3 emissions, increase renewable energy, make your supply chain more resilient, support smallholder farms, improve the health of your suppliers and their families, protect biodiversity, enhance soil quality, promote regenerative agriculture or more, take action that creates long term positive impacts and transform your brand’s values into action in the communities where you do business.

Every project that we develop is designed to meet one of the leading carbon standards. We also can help organizations develop the specifications for a new project type to qualify as an activity that genuinely reduces greenhouse gas pollution and goes beyond business as usual.

    Regenerative Wool for Climate

    Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Methodology: VCS VM0026 Locations, Phase 1: Argentina   For thousands of years, people across the globe have cultivated wool for use in clothing, blankets, rugs, and so on. Today, wool is still a highly desirable textile, prized for its warmth, durability, and wrinkle resistance. However, wool also has associated greenhouse gas […]

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    Haiti Clean Water Project

    Project Type: Greenhouse Gas-Reducing Water Purification Location: Oest, Sud-Est, Nord, Centre and Nord Ouest Departments, Haiti Year: 2017 Standard: The Gold Standard Climate Impact: 80,000 tonnes CO2e Clean Water: 250 million liters Beneficiaries: 2,580 families In January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Haiti, resulting in an estimated 300,000 deaths and over […]

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    Montana Improved Grazing ProjectHB

    Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Methodology: Verra VM0026 Partner: Western Sustainability Exchange Phase 1 Acres: 33,000 acres Phase 1 Locations: Sweet Grass and Musselshell counties, Montana Phase 1 Benefits: Improved soil health and increased carbon sequestration in soil. These benefits result from Help BuildTM offsets initiating and accelerating improved practices on cattle ranches in Montana. Help BuildTM […]

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    Forest City Solar ProjectHB

    Project Type: Renewable Energy- New Renewables Portfolio Location: Forest City, Winnebago County, Iowa Year: 2019 Standard: Green-e Impact: Electrical production of ~6,000 MWh/year Beneficiaries: Butter Solar, LLC Project Description The Forest City Solar Project, owned by Butter Solar, LLC, is the first project to be developed for NativeEnergy’s New Renewables Portfolio. The Portfolio is designed to enable renewable energy buyers […]

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    Medford Spring Grassland ConservationHB

    Project Type: Biodiversity & Wildlife Protection, Carbon Sequestration Project Structure: Help BuildTM Location: Bent County, Colorado Year: 2019 Standard: Climate Action Reserve Grassland Protocol Climate Impact: 96,000 tonnes CO2e Area: 6,900 acres in Colorado The Issue Grasslands store one-third of the Earth’s carbon, and just one acre of grassland can store an estimated 50 tonnes of carbon or more. Yet, […]

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    Honduras Coffee Growers Clean Water ProjectHB

    Project Type: Greenhouse Gas-Reducing Water Purification Location: Honduras Year: 2018 Standard: The Gold Standard Climate Impact: 90,000 tonnes CO2e Clean Water: 205 million liters Beneficiaries: 1,688 families As a largely rural developing country, Honduras faces problems of low incomes, poor indoor air quality, and inadequate access to clean drinking water. A lack of safe drinking water and sanitation results in […]

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    Northern Kenya Improved Grasslands ProjectHB

    Project Type: Soil Carbon Sequestration Location: Savanna grasslands in Northern Kenya (Mt. Kenya and north) Year: 2017 Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Climate, Triple Gold Verified Community & Biodiversity Standards (CCB Standards) Area: 2 million hectares In many of Kenya’s rural lands, wildlife and people coexist in a delicate, historical balance—sharing the resources that feed […]

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    REDD in the Yaeda ValleyHB

    Carbon Project Type: Reduced Emissions from Deforestation Location: Yaeda Valley, Tanzania Standard: Plan Vivo This project improves the livelihoods of hunter-gatherer Hadza (or Hadzabe) and pastoralist communities in Mongo Wa Mono and Domanga villages, Northern Tanzania – an area recognized for high biodiversity and home to elephants, kudu, impala and many other animals. In recent […]

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    Indiana School Wind Project: Phase II HB

    Wind energy saves money and provides hands-on training at Indiana schools. Carbon Model: Help Build™ Carbon Project Type: Wind Energy Location: Northern Indiana, U.S. Volume: 39,000 metric tonnes Standard: Verified Carbon Standard Project Details Reeling from the recession and increased energy costs, school administrators in Indiana sought ways to stretch budgets and keep classrooms vibrant. Luckily, […]

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    May Ranch Avoided Grassland Conversion Project

    Project Type: Biodiversity and Wildlife Protection, Carbon Sequestration Location: Prowers County, Colorado Year: 2017-2021 Standard: Climate Action Reserve Climate Impact: 35,000 tonnes CO2e Beneficiaries: May Family, Ducks Unlimited Inc. Grasslands store over one-third of Earth’s carbon, making it crucial to halt their demolition. Over 70% of the native grasslands in the United States have already been lost due to […]

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    Laos Rubber Plantation Carbon Sequestration Project

    Project Type: Agroforestry Location: Pakkading District, Bolikhamsai Province, Lao PDR (Laos) Standard: VCS Years: 2008-2037 Climate Impact: >500,000 tonnes CO 2 e Working with local farmers in the Pakkading District of Lao PDR, rubber trees are planted on deforested, and subsequently degraded, lands. Local villagers also sew a range of cash crops between the trees. The agroforestry model […]

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    Capricorn Ridge Wind Project

    Location: Coke County, TX Project Start Date: 2008 Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Project Owner: NextEra Energy Resources Capacity: 662.5 MW Project Details NativeEnergy worked with NextEra, one of the largest wind energy developers in the US, to utilize carbon offset revenues to help accelerate the development of wind projects. The Capricorn Ridge Wind Project was the first wind project […]

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    Big Smile Wind Farm at Dempsey Ridge

    Project Type: Renewable Energy Location: Roger Mills and Beckham Counties, Oklahoma Vintage: 2016 Project Start Date: 2012 Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Project Owner: ACCIONA Capacity: 132 MW Project Description This project partners with ACCIONA to utilize carbon offset revenues to help accelerate the development of wind projects. The Big Smile Wind Farm at Dempsey Ridge […]

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    Seneca Meadows Landfill Gas to Energy

    Project type: Methane destruction Location: Waterloo, New York Offset Vintage: 2015 Standard: American Carbon Registry This project, in Waterloo, NY, voluntarily captures landfill gas (composed primarily of the greenhouse gas methane) and converts it into a reliable source of electricity. This project prevents methane generated at the landfill from entering the atmosphere. Owned and operated by […]

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    Sky Wind Project, India

    Project Type: Renewable Energy Location: Santara District, Maharashtra, India Project Start Date: 2012 Standard: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Capacity: 96 MW Project Description The Sky Wind Project is a 96 MW wind project located in a rural area of Maharashtra, India. The power produced from the project displaces an equivalent amount of power from the grid, which is […]

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    Greensburg Wind FarmHB

    After being leveled by a tornado, a Kansas town rebuilds as “the greenest town in America” with a combination of energy efficiency measures and the installation of a 12.5 MW wind farm. Carbon Model: Help Build™ Carbon Project Type: Wind Energy Location: Greensburg, Kansas, U.S. Volume: 488,200 metric tonnes Standard: Verified Carbon Standard Capacity: 12.5 MW […]

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    Alex Little Soldier Wind Turbine ProjectHB

    With the help of NativeEnergy, the Rosebud Sioux Reservation installed the nation’s first tribally-owned, large scale wind turbine. Project Details The Alex Little Soldier Wind Turbine was built with NativeEnergy’s financial support in the spring of 2003. The turbine is located near the town of Rosebud, on the Rosebud Sioux reservation in south-central South Dakota. […]

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    Shenandoah School Wind ProjectHB

    Project Details Since 2011, NativeEnergy has collaborated with Indiana communities and developer Performance Services Inc. to identify opportunities to establish community wind projects throughout Indiana. Under its Help Build™ program, NativeEnergy committed to provide essential upfront funding to seven turbines, with the latest being a single turbine at the Shenandoah School Corporation campus in rural […]

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    Toksook Bay Alaskan Native WindHB

    NativeEnergy helped fund three 100kW wind turbines in the remote village of Toksook Bay, Alaska. NativeEnergy’s customers helped fund a significant operations and maintenance reserve for three Northwind 100 kW turbines built in the village of Toksook Bay, Alaska, which began operations in July 2006. Owned and operated by the non-profit Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, […]

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    Kasigluk Alaska Native Village WindHB

    NativeEnergy helped a remote Alaska village develop three wind turbines that replace polluting diesel generators. NativeEnergy’s customers helped fund a two-year operations and maintenance (O&M) reserve for three Northwind 100 kW turbines built in the village of Kasigluk, Alaska, which began operating in July 2006. Owned and operated by the non-profit Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, […]

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    Farmer-Owned Distributed WindHB

    NativeEnergy helped farmers in Minnesota and South Dakota install revenue-generating wind turbines. NativeEnergy worked closely with wind developers to support the sale and installation of farmer-owned and community-based 40 kW and larger distributed wind turbines. With upfront funding from NativeEnergy reducing turbine costs to an acceptable level, these turbines help farmers reduce their long-term electricity […]

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    Wray School District Wind TurbineHB

    With funding with NativeEnergy, the Wray School District built a wind turbine that produces renewable energy and needed income.  “This project will be a self-sustaining model of energy production, income generation, and an innovative educational opportunity for the Wray School District RD-2 and rural Colorado.” – Ron Howard, Wray School District Superintendent The Wray School District […]

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    Iowa Farms Wind ProjectHB

    Help build two new wind turbines in a northern Iowa farming community. Carbon Project Type: Wind Energy Location: Northern Iowa, U.S. Year: 2011 Volume: 92,000 metric tonnefs Standard: Verified Carbon Standard Capacity: 3.2 MW Ruth and Ken Benjegerdes had a vision: among their fields of corn and soybeans, they wanted to see a wind turbine. […]

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    Trellis Biomass Conversion ProjectHB

    This project converts a manufacturing plant’s heating system to wood pellets, saving 1,350 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions over 20 years.  Carbon Project Type: Biomass Location: East Templeton, Massachusetts, U.S. Year: 2008-2009 Volume: 1,350 metric tonnes The project facility consists of a block building, approximately 38,000 square feet, used for wood manufacturing. During the 2006-2007 […]

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    Boulder Creek Hydro ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy helped the Salish and Kootenai tribes bring a renewable energy project back online. Carbon Project Type: Small-Scale Hydro Location: Lake County, Montana, U.S.A. Year: 2008 Volume: 21,677 metric tonnes Capacity: 350 kW Project Details The Boulder Creek Hydro Project is owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Located on the Flathead Reservation, the […]

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    Stonyfield Farm Solar ArrayHB

    NativeEnergy helped Stonyfield Farm install a solar array on their New Hampshire manufacturing facilities.  Carbon Project Type: Solar Energy Location: Londonderry, New Hampshire, U.S. Volume: 756 metric tonnes Capacity: 50 kW In the summer of 2005, we helped build what was New Hampshire’s largest solar array, a 50 kW system on the roof of our […]

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    Northeast Farm Separation ProjectHB

    This project uses manure separating technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient runoff, and operating costs on a Pennsylvania farm. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Reduction Location: Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Volume: 57,912 metric tonnes Standard: Verified Carbon Standard Dairy farming can be a challenge in the Northeast. Family farms are faced with increasing operational costs, […]

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    Laurelbrook Farm Compost ProjectHB

    This project uses manure separating and compost technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the financial outlook for one of Connecticut’s few remaining dairy farms.  Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Avoidance Location: East Canaan, Connecticut, U.S. Volume: 21,327 metric tonnes Standard: Verified Carbon Standard   In today’s economy, small family owned farms need additional […]

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    Rainier Farm Biogas ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy is helping the community of Enumclaw, Washington, build an energy-producing methane digester. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Enumclaw, Washington, U.S. Volume: 32,000 metric tonnes Standard: Climate Action Reserve Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the agricultural community near Enumclaw, Washington, has been organizing to build a methane digester for nearly […]

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    Noblehurst Family Farm ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy helped fund improvements to a manure digester that powered the Noblehurst Dairy Farm with renewable energy. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Linwood, New York, U.S. Volume: 12,000 metric tonnes Capacity: 130 kW Standard: Climate Action Reserve With the help of NativeEnergy, Noblehurst Dairy Farm in Linwood, New York, constructed an anaerobic methane digester […]

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    Mains Family Farm ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy helped install a methane digester on the Mains Dairy Farm in southern Pennsylvania. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Newville, Pennsylvania, U.S. Volume: 43,300 metric tonnes Capacity: 74 kW With upfront funding from Help Build™ carbon offsets, Mains Dairy in Newville, Pennsylvania, constructed an anaerobic digester for manure conversion and electricity generation. This […]

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    Brubaker Family Farm ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy helped the award-winning Brubaker Family Farm install a greenhouse gas-reducing manure digester.  Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania, U.S. Volume: 41,859 metric tonnes Capacity: 225 kW The Brubaker Family Farm, founded in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania in 1929, has a history of environmental stewardship in its farming practices. The Brubaker family sponsors local […]

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    Hillcrest Saylor Farm ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy helped the Saylor family install an anaerobic methane digester on their dairy farm. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Rockwood, Pennsylvania, U.S. Volume: 31,878 metric tonnes Capacity: 130 kW Four generations of the Saylor family have developed the Hillcrest Saylor Dairy Farm in Rockwood, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh. Richard Saylor […]

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    Penn England Farm ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy helped fund a manure digester on the 700-cow Penn England Farm. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Williamsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. Volume: 38,079 metric tonnes Capacity: 160 kW Following our success with manure digester projects on the Schrack and Dovan family farms, Fred and Cindy England ramped up a manure digester on their 700-cow […]

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    Wanner Family Farm ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy helped the Wanner family build a methane digester that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and produces surplus renewable energy. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Narvon, Pennsylvania, U.S. Year: 2006 Volume: 35,337 metric tonnes Capacity: 130 kW Seven generations of the Wanner family have developed the Pride-N-Joy Farm located in Narvon, Pennsylvania, in eastern […]

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    Dovan Family Farm ProjectHB

    This project reduces greenhouse gas emissions on a Pennsylvania dairy farm. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Berlin, Pennsylvania, U.S. Volume: 27,953 metric tonnes Capacity: 80 kW The Van Gilder family in Berlin, Pennsylvania, installed a new anaerobic digester on the Dovan Farm in 2004. This equipment is now generating electricity by using manure-based […]

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    Schrack Family Farm ProjectHB

    With the help of NativeEnergy, the Schrack family installed a greenhouse gas-reducing manure digester on their farm. Carbon Project Type: Farm Methane Power Location: Loganton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Volume: 39,004 metric tonnes Capacity: 200 kW The Schrack Dairy Farm is a twelfth-generation family farm located in Loganton, Pennsylvania. Their manure digester project began operating in late […]

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    Oka Trees of HopeHB

    Reforestation project restores biodiversity and provides fruit for food banks. Project Type: Reforestation Location: Oka, Greater Montreal, Province of Quebec Carbon Offset Volume: 15,451 metric tonnes Standard: Gold Standard Social and Community Co-benefits: Apples donated to area schools and food shelves annually Locally sourced labor for project implementation and maintenance Urban agroforestry research opportunities Project […]

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    Ghana Clean Water ProjectHB

    Simple, effective water filters reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver clean water to thousands of households. Carbon Project Type: Greenhouse Gas-Reducing Water Purification Location: Greater Accra region of Ghana, Africa Volume: 70,000 metric tonnes Standard: The Gold Standard Due to rapid urbanization, more than 50% of the 2.1 million residents in the Greater Accra Region […]

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    Kenya Clean Water ProjectHB

    Hydraid filters cut CO2 emissions and provide safe drinking water for families and communities. Carbon Project Type: Greenhouse Gas-Reducing Water Purification Location: Siaya and Bondo, Kenya, Africa Volume: 50,000 metric tonnes Standard: The Gold Standard In rural Kenya, waterborne illness is a leading cause of death for young children, and untreated water is dangerous to people […]

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    Ethiopia Clean Water ProjectHB

    NativeEnergy traveled to Ethiopia in 2012 and 2014 to evaluate the region’s specific water needs and introduce the Hydraid® BioSand water filter. Hydraid® is a registered trademark of NativeEnergy, Inc. Carbon Project Type: Greenhouse Gas-Reducing Water Purification Location: Sidama Zone, Ethiopia Volume: 70,000 metric tonnes Standard: The Gold Standard Project Details The Sidama Zone is in […]

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    Essex Junction Municipal Biogas GeneratorHB

    Carbon Project Type: Biogas Energy Location: Essex Junction, Vermont, U.S. Volume: 3,123 metric tonnes Capacity: 60 kW This project captures methane gas and uses it to fuel two 30 kW electricity-generating turbines. The methane is produced through the anaerobic digestion of municipal sewage sludge. Previously, the methane gas was burned to avoid the release of […]

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    Wewoka Biogas ProjectHB

    Carbon Model: Help Build™ Carbon Project Type: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Location: Wewoka, Oklahoma, U.S. Volume: 279,614 metric tonnes Standard: Verified Carbon Standard Commercial Brick Corporation’s owner Bob Hartsock is passionate about bricks. From gray shale-based bricks that turn red when fired, to unusual and exotic brick blends, he can describe at length the products his company offers. […]

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    Clinton County Landfill

    Carbon Project Type: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Location: Morrisonville, New York, U.S. Offset Type: 2010-2015 Vintage Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRTs) Volume: 500,000 metric tonnes Standard: Climate Action Reserve Capacity: 4.8 MW The Clinton County Sanitary Landfill covers almost 70 acres and receives approximately 175,000 metric tons of waste each year. To reduce the greenhouse gas pollution from […]

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    Bi-County Municipal Landfill

    Municipal solid waste landfills are the third largest source of human-related methane pollution in the United States. Methane—a greenhouse gas that is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide—is a major contributor to climate change. While large landfills are required by federal regulations to capture their methane emissions, smaller landfills like the Bi-County Municipal Landfill […]

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    Stones Throw Landfill

    The Stones Throw Sanitary Landfill began accepting waste in 2002 under the ownership of Stones Throw Landfill LLC, a subsidiary of Advanced Disposal Services LLC. Currently the landfill receives approximately 232,000 metric tons of waste each year and is designed to remain active through 2025. In 2006, Stones Throw initiated development on Phase 1 of […]

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    Paraiso Hydro

    The objective of the Paraíso hydro project is to yield the power potential of the Paraíso River to generate electricity. This is realized by a small hydropower plant of 21 MW installed capacity, located in the city of Costa Rica in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Over a period of 10 years, […]

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    Mid-American Growers

    With approximately 70 acres of heated greenhouse facilities, Mid-American Growers (MAG) is one of the largest single site commercial growing operations in the United States. Greenhouse operations of this size are large users of thermal energy, as it is necessary for them to grow year-round in order to be successful. This specific project activity will […]

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    GuoHua Wind Farm

    The GuoHua wind farm consists of the installation and operation of 33 domestically produced wind turbines with an individual capacity of 1,500 kW, with a total installed capacity of 49.5 MW. The project’s effective operating hours amount to 2,323 hours per year, and the expected net annual power supply to the grid is 115 million […]

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    Des Plaines Landfill

    The Des Plaines Landfill gas project is located in Cook County, Illinois. The site accepted municipal solid waste (MSW) throughout its active life, from the early 1960s to 1986, which included small quantities of construction and demolition debris and some liquid waste. It has a waste footprint of about 130 acres, with an existing waste-in-place […]

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    BhaSur Wind

    The BhaSur bundled wind power project consists of eight wind turbines located in the state of Karnataka in India. The project began operation in September 2006. The total installed capacity of the project is 10.25 MW. The project was initially projected to generate 23,676 MWh per year, and 21,499 metric tonnes of annual carbon emissions […]

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    Southern Ute Indian Tribe: Natural Methane Capture and Use

    Carbon Project Type: Methane Capture and Use Location: La Plata County, Colorado Volume: 23,000-60,000 metric tonnes per year Standard: Verified Carbon Standard NativeEnergy’s work with Native American tribes goes back to our company’s founding. As our first Help Build™ carbon project, we helped the Rosebud Sioux develop the first tribally owned large-scale wind turbine. We […]

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    Green Dream Farm Methane ReductionHB

    Vermont dairy farm reduces methane and water pollution while increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Carbon Project Type: Manure Separation, Composting, and Bedding Material Production Location: Enosburg Falls, Vermont Year: 2013 Volume: 9,040 metric tonnes Standard: Verified Carbon Standard Social and Community Co-benefits: Reduced discharge of excess nutrients into soils and waterways Added economic stability for […]