Adipic Acid Production Protocol Development

Version 1.0

Public Comments

The public comment period ended on August 31, 2020. The Reserve responded to all comments received in the summary below.

Public Comment Webinar

The Reserve hosted a public webinar on August 12, 2020 to discuss the draft protocol and solicit public comments.


The Adipic Acid Production Protocol was developed through the Reserve’s multi-stakeholder workgroup process. Workgroup member organizations are listed below.

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

Workgroup Meetings

Adipic Acid Production Protocol V1.0 Workgroup Meeting 3
July 1, 2020
Presentation Slides
Meeting Video

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

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.

Public Scoping Meeting

The Reserve hosted a public scoping meeting on September 17, 2019. The presentation slides and meeting video are available below.


Please contact [email protected] with questions or comments.