Adipic Acid Production Protocol

The Reserve is developing an Adipic Acid Production Protocol that will provide guidance on how to quantify, monitor, report, and verify nitrous oxide (N2O) emission reductions at adipic acid production facilities.

The protocol is expected to be presented to the Reserve Board of Directors in March 2020; see the protocol development timeline below.

Public Scoping Meeting

The Reserve hosted a public scoping meeting on September 17, 2019 to discuss this new project type. The presentation slides and meeting video are available below.

Issue Paper and Proposed Protocol

This issue paper, developed by ClimeCo, reviews the potential to reduce GHG emissions and generate voluntary offset credits, or Climate Reserve Tonnes (CRTs), by creating an Adipic Acid Production Protocol through the Climate Action Reserve. It summarizes the existing literature, reviews data and quantification methodologies related to adipic acid emissions abatement, and leverages lessons learned from historical international projects. Because adipic acid production and GHG abatement technology closely mirrors the production and abatement of GHGs from nitric acid production, this issue paper relies heavily on the Reserve’s existing Nitric Acid Production Protocol.

Workgroup

The Adipic Acid Production Protocol will be developed through the Reserve’s multi-stakeholder workgroup process. The Reserve strives to create a well-balanced workgroup consisting of industry representatives, environmental NGOs, project developers, verification bodies, independent consultants, academia, and government bodies. Workgroup member organizations include:

Carbonomics, LLC Öko-Institut
ClimeCo Corporation Ruby Canyon Engineering, Inc
Element Markets

Stakeholders not chosen to be part of the workgroup are welcome to participate in the process as “observers.” Observers may attend workgroup meetings in listen-only mode, comment on the draft protocol when it is released for public comment, and attend the public webinar held during the public comment period.

Workgroup Meetings

Adipic Acid Production Protocol V1.0 Workgroup Meeting 2
November 13, 2019
Meeting Agenda
Adipic Acid Production Protocol Version 1.0 – Workgroup Draft for Comment
Presentation Slides
Meeting Video

Adipic Acid Production Protocol V1.0 Workgroup Meeting 1
October 8, 2019
Meeting Agenda
Presentation Slides
Meeting Video

Protocol Development Timeline

The following timeline will be updated as the protocol development process unfolds.

Public scoping meeting September 2019
Staff conducts internal research and drafts protocol September 2019
First workgroup meeting October 2019
Second workgroup meeting to discuss draft protocol October 2019
Public comment period February-March 2020
Public comment webinar February 2020
Protocol presented to Reserve Board for approval March 2020

Please contact [email protected] with questions or comments.