VERRA VCS 0337 Biogas Recovery Carbon Offset in The Netherlands

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Project Details


North Brabant
B.V. Landgoed de Princepeel
North Brabant, Netherlands
VCS Project Status
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Estimated Annual Emission Reductions
VCS Project Type
Waste handling and disposal
VCS Methodology
VCS Project Validator
TÜV Rheinland (China) Ltd.
Project Registration Date
Crediting Period Term
CREDITING PERIOD HAS EXPIRED, 01/06/2007 – 31/05/2017

Animal methane capture and power generation. Agricultural operations have been shaping the landscape and the way of life in the Dutch Provinces of Limburg and North Brabant for several hundred years. Until today, this is a mostly rural region with relatively little heavy industry, where agro-swine industry still plays the significant role. Indeed, these provinces house the majority of swine farms in Holland. This concentration of livestock has already led to a situation in which the complete manure cannot be disposed off on fields in the region any more due to the reached nitrogen absorption limit of the soil.

The Methane Recovery Project Princepeel Wilbertoord is a combined heat and power plant that uses biogas produced by methane from the manure of pigs raised on the local Princepeel Farm, resulting in electricity for the local power grid. Waste heat from the biogas plant helps dry any remaining waste, making it suitable for use as fertilizer. The project also improves the air quality in the Wilbertoord area and in the province of North Brabant, which increases the quality of life of the local population. This project reduces approximately 12,279 metric tons of CO2e per year.


When organic waste starts to decompose it releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In the past, there has been a lack of measures to control greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere from landfills in developing countries.


Waste Projects have the potential to keep millions of tonnes of CO2 out of the atmosphere each year. They aim to address the environmental impact of landfills by managing waste and remaining organic matter.


By preventing methane emissions from being freely released, the project is helping to combat climate change. They can also reduce the amount of waste going into landfill through a stringent recycling, which prevents soil contamination.


These type of projects reduce the amount of greenhouse gases going into the atmosphere, improves the local environment and can boost local small economies by creating local employment that stimulates recycling skills in developing countries.

Biomass Energy Recovery


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Many countries rely heavily on the burning of fossil fuels to supply electricity to their population. These highly emissions-intensive activities account for a large percentage of man-made CO2 emissions globally.


Biomass energy projects generate heat and/or electricity by combusting organic matter like rice husks, animal waste, sawmill waste and palm oil waste. The energy produced powers and heats homes and industries, often using waste that would have otherwise been left to decay, releasing methane into the atmosphere and added bulk to landfills.


Biomass to Energy projects are responsible for millions of tonnes of C02 emissions avoided per year, through the use of bio matter for fuel rather than leaving it to decay, which produces methane emissions and fine particles. They project provide a genuine alternative to fossil fuels, enabling a shift to more sustainable production methods


Biomass projects enable a circular ‘waste’ economy and create supply chains and manufacturing processes for renewable biomass fuels, increasing their availability for local use. They meet growing demands for energy and and provide social and environmental benefits to communities in the surrounding areas.


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