Carbon Accounting for Compost and Digestate

"How the benefits of applying compost and digestate to soils can be accounted for under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol"

Project Overview

This project is currently ongoing.

The project aims to evaluate the carbon accounting benefits associated with producing and applying compost and digestate to land. Further, the project endeavours to develop guidance to account for these benefits under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

Project Objectives:

  1. To demonstrate to compost producers and AD operators the benefits of engaging with the GHG Protocol as a key step towards understanding their commercial activities within the global imperative to minimise climate-warming emissions.
  2. To provide guidance to operators on how to account for the production and application of compost and digestate under the GHG Protocol.