About GSS CERT
Reduction projects

Currently, most of the projects in our portfolio are agricultural biogas plants located in the EU countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Biogas plant as a reduction project

Installations that produce biogas from organic waste are valuable for many reasons. First of all, they are a source of renewable energy, while transforming 100 per cent of waste into natural fertilizer at the same time.

However, despite the undoubted advantages, agricultural biogas plants do not develop at a sufficient pace due to a number of financial, technical, legal and social barriers.

Participation in the GSS System allows to obtain revenues that will help to some extent in removing those barriers. Moreover, it may be a factor reducing the risk of investing in this type of installation for potential investors.

Biogas plants: ecological effect

Biogas projects lead to the avoidance of emissions from agriculture and farming and the replacement of fossil fuels by introducing renewable energy and heat into the energy system.

Reduction projects in this area prevent leakage of methane and nitrous oxide from manure and waste both into the atmosphere and into the soil. Thanks to the production of green fertilizers, they increase the absorption of CO2 in the soil and avoid emissions from the production of artificial fertilizers. Through their activities, biogas plants support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Eligibility Criteria

Each project implemented under the GSS System must meet the eligibility criteria such as:

  • there must be a methodology for the sector that is approved under the Scheme,
  • requirements for projects described in the methodology for a given sector must be met,
  • the project must reduce GHG emissions or increase the absorption of GHG,
  • the project must meet additional criteria specified in the System.
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