Adipic Acid Production Project Protocol

The Reserve is developing an Adipic Acid Production Project 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 January 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.


The Adipic Acid Production Project Protocol will be developed through the Reserve‚Äôs multi-stakeholder workgroup process. The Reserve will strive to create a well-balanced workgroup consisting of industry representatives, environmental NGOs, project developers, verification bodies, independent consultants, academia, and government bodies. Interested stakeholders are invited to apply to be part of the workgroup by filling out the Statement of Interest form below and submitting it to [email protected] by COB on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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.

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 September 2019
Second workgroup meeting to discuss draft protocol October 2019
Public comment period November 2019
Public comment webinar November 2019
Protocol presented to Reserve Board for approval January 2020

Please contact [email protected] with questions or comments.