Sample Project: Agricultural Methane:

When biogenic material decomposes in anaerobic conditions, methane gas is released. Methane gas (CH4) has a global warming potential (GWP) that is 21 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2). This means that release of one ton of CH4 is equivalent to the release of 21 tons of CO2. Consequently, preventing such emissions into the ambient atmosphere is of critical importance.

In this regard, CSNW has worked with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) to develop, verify, and register Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRTs) at a digester near Monroe, Washington that is owned and operated by Qualco Energy, a non-profit entity that has the support of local dairymen, local tribes, and Northwest Chinook Recovery.

Working with an internationally-recognized environmental organization, CSNW is helping the Port of Tillamook Bay assess incremental opportunities for generating carbon revenue at an expanded and upgraded digester facility.

Finally, CSNW has supported Darigold’s efforts to encourage dairymen to adopt practices that involve capture and use of livestock methane.

CSNW has also collaborated with the Environmental Defense Fund on assessment of livestock-methane initiatives.