Supporting Some of the Highest Quality Domestic Carbon Offset Projects on the Planet
Founded in 2003, Carbonfund.org Foundation is a leading non-profit carbon offset provider making it easy and affordable for both individuals and organizations to mitigate their climate impacts by supporting some of the highest quality domestic carbon offset projects on the planet. Carbonfund.org highest quality domestic carbon projects include landfill gas to energy projects that capture methane and provide clean renewable power to local communities.
Carbonfund.org Foundation highest quality domestic carbon offset projects are always verified to the highest third- party certification standards on the planet such as the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and American Carbon Registry (ACR.) Experts agree we need a major reduction in CO2 over the next fifty years. With this in mind, we need to support the highest quality domestic carbon offset projects.
The New Bedford Landfill Gas to Energy Project
The New Bedford Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project is a gas-to-energy plant which produces approximately 3.3 megawatt hours (MWhs) of clean electricity. This landfill gas, which includes methane and carbon dioxide, is collected from the landfill to fuel four reciprocating internal combustion engine-generators. With support from Carbonfund.org, the project not only produces power for the regional electricity grid, but also reduces the amount of methane released into our atmosphere.
The destruction of methane from such projects is important in the fight against global climate change because methane is approximately 23 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. One of the real concerns about climate change is that as the frozen tundra of areas such as Siberia and Northern Canada melt, an enormous amount of methane – which was previously trapped in the permafrost – will be released into our atmosphere.