The Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol provides guidance to account for, report, and verify GHG emission reductions associated with the installation and use of a nitrous oxide (N2O) emission control technology, i.e. secondary and tertiary catalysts, to reduce N2O emissions generated as a byproduct of nitric acid production. The protocol is applicable at nitric acid production facilities in the United States and its territories. This protocol was first adopted by the Reserve Board in December 2009.
- Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.0 (September 28, 2011)
- Errata and Clarifications to Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Version 2.0 (March 22, 2016)
- Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol Summary
The Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol is currently undergoing a technical revision to Version 2.1. Please click the link below to review the draft protocol and for information on how to submit comments.
Protocol Development & Previous Versions
Use the links below to access information about the protocol development process of the Nitric Acid Production Project Protocol. Public comments, staff responses to public comments, workgroup participants, and other supporting documents can also be found here.
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