Carbon offset portfolio

CSU's Carbon Offset portfolio includes the following sustainability projects:

2017 Projects

Project name: CO2 Australia Creating a Better Climate Project (Reforestation)

Location: Australia

Description: Extensive plantings of native eucalypt tree species have progressively been established by CO2 Australia through central New South Wales across the past decade. Plantings include tree belts integrated into existing farming operations, and larger consolidated plantings delivering larger scale abatement outcomes.  Species have been selected for drought, disease and fire tolerance, with mallee eucalypts favoured for many project locations. For some projects, revenue share arrangements have been negotiated with landholders, so that proceeds from carbon sales flow back to landholders. Revegetation in what are otherwise heavily cleared landscapes delivers a number of biodiversity and environmental co-benefits, as well as helping to promote the uptake of carbon projects and tree planting by local landholders

Offset: 5,701 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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Project name: Household Biogas plants

Location: Rural areas of Maharashtra, India 

Description: This project aims to replace commonly used inefficient wood fired mud stoves technology, with clean, sustainable and efficient bio gas. This project provides improvements to water and air quality, improves the quality of life for women in community previously tasked with timber collection and fuelling wood stoves as well as providing a sterile fertiliser as a useful by-product. The purpose of the project activity is to bundle 10414 plants installed in rural areas of Maharashtra of varying capacities – 2m3, 3m3, 4m3 and 6m3. 

Offset: 7,000 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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Project name: Guohua Wulate Zhongqi Chuanjing Phase II Wind Farm Project

Location: China

Description: The objective of this project is to generate electricity by renewable wind resources. Located in Wulate Zhongqi, Bayannaoer City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, the project has a total installed capacity of 49.5MW consisting of 33 sets of 1.5MW wind turbines. Electricity generated by the project will be fed into the North China Power Grid (NCPG). It is expected that the annual electricity delivered to the grid is 129,580 MWh1.

Offset: 34,804 tonnes CO2-equivalent

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2016 Projects

Project name: CO2 Australia Creating a Better Climate Program – Reforestation in the historically cleared farmlands of NSW

Location:New South Wales, Australia

Description: Extensive plantings of native eucalypt tree species have progressively been established by CO2 Australia through central New South Wales across the past decade. Plantings include tree belts integrated into existing farming operations, and larger consolidated plantings delivering larger scale abatement outcomes.  Species have been selected for drought, disease and fire tolerance, with mallee eucalypts favoured for many project locations. For some projects, revenue share arrangements have been negotiated with landholders, so that proceeds from carbon sales flow back to landholders. Revegetation in what are otherwise heavily cleared landscapes delivers a number of biodiversity and environmental co-benefits, as well as helping to promote the uptake of carbon projects and tree planting by local landholders.

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Project name: Wulabo Wind-Farm Project – Wind generated energy

Location:China

Description: Under this project, a 30MW wind power farm has been developed within Wulabo area of Tuoli Town of Urumqi County. Twenty wind turbines with 1.5MW per-unit capacity have been established with the expectation of generating 95,430 MWh, around 89,080MWh of which is being delivered into the Northwest power grid annually. By replacing fossil fuel fired power generation within the grid, this medium-scale project is expected to deliver annual emissions reductions of around 83,000 tCO2.

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Project name: Hebei Chengde Weichang Yudaokou Pasture 150 MW Wind Farm Project

Wind-generated energy

Location: China

Description: The project involves in installation and operation of 100 wind turbines with a total electricity production capacity of 150 MW. The power generated by the project is transmitted to the North China Power Grid, displacing what would otherwise be coal fired electricity production. The project has been assessed and verified under both the Clean Development Mechanism, and the Verified Carbon Standard. Benefits described for the project include reduced reliance on fossil fuels, reduced local air pollution and improved employment and income opportunities for local residents.

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Project name: 10.9 MW Bundled Solar Power Project – Solar electricity generation

Location:India

Description: Through this project, new solar electricity installations have been established in southern India, with the electricity generated being fed into several different sections of the Indian power grid. Solar installations have been placed into 'green-fields' locations, where solar systems have not been previously installed. The solar installations are expected to have a 25 year operating life and, the electricity that they produce, is displacing production that would have otherwise been sourced from fossil fuels. Co-benefits described for the project include increasing employment and incomes in impoverished rural areas, promoting the uptake of solar technologies and improving the consistent availability of electricity to local industry and households.

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