ACM0006: Consolidated methodology for electricity and heat generation from biomass --- Version 12.1.0

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Title Consolidated methodology for electricity and heat generation from biomass (920 KB)

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Version number
12.1.0
Scale Large scale --- Consolidated
Status Not Active (old version)
Validity Valid from 02 Mar 12 to 03 May 17
Requests for registration can be submitted until 29 Dec 2017 23:59:59 GMT

Sectoral scope(s) 1
Sources NM0050-rev , NM0081 , NM0098

Replaces: AM0004 , AM0015
Clarifications* Reference to a withdrawn tool in ACM0006 (submitted 15 Sep 15): AM_CLA_0273 (100 KB)
Revisions* Extension of the methodology ACM0006 to include harvested solid biomass from dedicated plantations on degraded land (submitted 18 May 12): AM_REV_0237 (116 KB)
Previous Versions
Title Consolidated methodology for electricity and heat generation from biomass residues --- Version 11 (626 KB)
Version number 11.2.0
Validity Valid from 17 Sep 10 to 01 Mar 12
Requests for registration can be submitted until 02 Nov 2012 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Clarifications* Use of Wood (non- residue biomass). (submitted 24 Jan 11): AM_CLA_0206 (143 KB)
Query regarding baseline scenario determination and additionality demonstration of the methodology ACM0006 (submitted 22 Nov 11): AM_CLA_0221 (179 KB)
Clarification of methodology for a project to construct a high pressure biomass boiler to partially replace an existing high pressure gas boiler (submitted 02 Feb 12): AM_CLA_0226 (238 KB)
Revisions* Inclusion of mechanical and other forms of power in the methodology (submitted 07 Apr 11): AM_REV_0212 (172 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 10 (747 KB)
Version number 10.1
Validity Valid from 26 Feb 10 to 16 Sep 10
Requests for registration can be submitted until 17 May 2011 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Revisions* Revision of ACM0006 to include biogas from anaerobic wastewater treatment (submitted 26 Feb 10): AM_REV_0182 (144 KB)
Propose a new scenario (scenario 23) to include the situation which less biomass is used than the project scenario. (submitted 05 Mar 10): AM_REV_0183 (133 KB)
Expansion of ACM0006 to include a new scenario (submitted 07 Jul 10): AM_REV_0196 (133 KB)
Revision of ACM0006 to include biogas from anaerobic wastewater treatment. (submitted 23 Aug 10): AM_REV_0199 (134 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 9 (492 KB)
Version number 9.0
Validity Valid from 31 Jul 09 to 25 Feb 10
Requests for registration can be submitted until 25 Oct 2010 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Revisions* Request for revision of methodology ACM0006 Version 9 to allow the installation of a new biomass residue fired power plant at a site where a fossil fuel-fired power plant has been retired (submitted 06 Aug 09): AM_REV_0165 (174 KB)
Revision of ACM0006 Version 9 to add a time limitation of 2 years for ”no power was generated prior to the implementation of the project activity” (submitted 24 Aug 09): AM_REV_0166 (157 KB)
Expansion of ACM0006 to include a new scenario (submitted 24 Aug 09): AM_REV_0167 (153 KB)
Amplification of applicability by the addition of a new project scenario based on a new combination of the existing alternative baseline scenarios (submitted 04 Sep 09): AM_REV_0169 (133 KB)
Revision of ACM006 to include biogas generated by anaerobic wastewater treatment using approved and applicable methodologies for greenfield projects. Clarification on Biomass Residue definition (submitted 06 Sep 09): AM_REV_0171 (142 KB)
ACM0006 version 9 “Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues (submitted 07 Sep 09): AM_REV_0172 (145 KB)
Inclusion of a new scenario for biomass residue based project activities which use fossil fuels during non- availability of the biomass residues, through the inclusion of new alternatives for power and heat (P12 and H11), (submitted 07 Dec 09): AM_REV_0177 (133 KB)
Expansion of ACM0006 to include a new scenario for fuel switch project (submitted 21 Jan 10): AM_REV_0180 (133 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 8 (709 KB)
Version number 8.0
Validity Valid from 08 Apr 09 to 30 Jul 09
Requests for registration can be submitted until 30 Mar 2010 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Clarifications* Use of small scale methodology for a "small scale" independent process component of a large scale project activity along with a large scale methodology (submitted 24 Apr 09): AM_CLA_0149 (116 KB)
Definition of a reference plant in scenarios 4 and 18 (submitted 31 Jul 09): AM_CLA_0160 (28 KB)
Revisions* Expansion of ACM0006 to include a new scenario (submitted 14 Apr 09): AM_REV_0151 (132 KB)
Expansion of applicability condition to ACM0006 for the scope of “greenfield power projects” (submitted 20 May 09): AM_REV_0154 (131 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 7 (666 KB)
Version number 7.0
Validity Valid from 27 Feb 09 to 07 Apr 09
Requests for registration can be submitted until 07 Dec 2009 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Revisions* Propose a new scenario (scenario 22) to include the situation in which biomass residues and fossil fuels are used in the baseline scenario. (submitted 20 Mar 09): AM_REV_0145 (133 KB)
Revision of methodology to include the use of waste bagasse to generate electricity. Amendments include clarification of the applicability conditions and addition of a project activity and baseline scenario (submitted 23 Mar 09): AM_REV_0146 (142 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 6 (609 KB)
Version number 6.2
Validity Valid from 10 Aug 07 to 26 Feb 09
Requests for registration can be submitted until 26 Oct 2009 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
EB Clarifications EB38/Report (extract), Paragraph 17: The Board clarified that the term "reference plant" used in the approved methodology ACM0006 is defined as a "commonly installed new biomass residue fired co-generation power plant in the respective industry sector in the country or region". The comparison should exclude plants implemented as CDM project activities, as referred to in paragraph 60. In cases where no such plant exists within the country, the reference plant (and its electrical efficiency) should be identified through economic analysis to identify the most probable situation in the baseline for generating the same amount of electricity (which could be partially produced by a reference plant and partially by power plants connected to the grid) and heat, as anticipated to be produced in the project activity.

EB37/Report (extract), Paragraph 22: The Board clarified that the applicability condition in scenario 14 of the approved consolidated methodology ACM0006, which states "the thermal firing capacity is maintained", implies that the quantity of biomass used for energy generation in the project activity and baseline is the same. The Board clarified that this scenario is not applicable to project activities in which the biomass used in project activity is greater than that in the baseline. The Board clarified that if the project activity results in an increase in thermal firing capacity, then the following implications are not addressed in the methodological procedures for this scenario: (i) increase in capacity to generate electricity would occur, whereas, the formula to calculate additional electricity generation from the project activity assumes that electricity generation in the baseline is the same as historic generation; and (ii) increased use of biomass in the project activity, whereas, the scenario does not provides procedure to assess the baseline use of incremental biomass.

EB34/Report (extract), Paragraph 13: The Board agreed to inform the DOEs that in validating CDM project activities that apply approved methodology ACM0006 the consideration of baseline alternatives should not be restricted to only the alternatives mentioned in the approved methodology, but also consider any other realistic and credible alternatives relevant to the concerned project activity.
Clarifications* Clarification regarding application of scenario 18 (submitted 08 Jan 08): AM_CLA_0064 (131 KB)
Requirement for heat generation efficiency in scenario 18 of ACM0006 version 06 methodology. (submitted 08 Jan 08): AM_CLA_0065 (147 KB)
Guidance on Methane Emission Factor (submitted 04 Feb 08): AM_CLA_0069 (128 KB)
Clarification regarding combining two large scale methodologies ACM0006 and AM0036 pertaining to biomass cogeneration projects (submitted 20 Feb 08): AM_CLA_0072 (156 KB)
Clarification regarding applicability of the methodology (submitted 27 Feb 08): AM_CLA_0079 (109 KB)
Clarification regarding applicability of the methodology, with reference to your response F-CDM-AM-Clar_Resp_ver 01.1 - AM_CLA_0064 (submitted 25 Mar 08): AM_CLA_0082 (115 KB)
1- For the renewal of a crediting period: Shall registered CDM projects be excluded in the construction of baseline scenarios? 2- In the case of expansion of an existing CDM project, which is the baseline to be considered? (submitted 27 Mar 08): AM_CLA_0083 (116 KB)
ACM0006 Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues (submitted 19 Jun 08): AM_CLA_0105 (116 KB)
Application of the “Combined tool to identify the baseline scenario and demonstrate additionality” for a project activity where one of the alternatives is not an available option to the project participants (submitted 28 Aug 08): AM_CLA_0120 (121 KB)
Request for clarification of a scenario applicability in ACM0006 for a retrofit biomass power generation plant (submitted 17 Sep 08): AM_CLA_0121 (140 KB)
Request for clarification of a scenario applicability in ACM0006 for a retrofit biomass power generation plant (submitted 13 Nov 08): AM_CLA_0134 (146 KB)
Clarification for the applicability of the scenario 12 of the methodology related to baseline units (submitted 09 Dec 08): AM_CLA_0139 (129 KB)
Clarification on definition of supply side energy efficieny and use of Scenario 11 (submitted 23 Mar 09): AM_CLA_0147 (136 KB)
Project specific formula used for emission reduction calculation instead of one given in approved consolidated methodology ACM0006 Ver. 4 (submitted 12 May 09): AM_CLA_0155 (148 KB)
Revisions* Proposal of new scenario for efficiency project activities (submitted 10 Aug 07): AM_REV_0062 (144 KB)
Propose a new scenario (scenario 21) for a project with a new biomass residue fired cogeneration plant that provides electricity and heat to the users at the project site (submitted 28 Sep 07): AM_REV_0065 (155 KB)
Proposal of new scenario for efficiency project activities that use biomass residues from their own production process (submitted 27 Nov 07): AM_REV_0072 (121 KB)
Propose a new scenario (scenario 21) for a project with a new biomass residue fired cogeneration plant that provides electricity and heat to the users at the project site (Version 2) (submitted 21 Dec 07): AM_REV_0074 (122 KB)
(submitted 24 Feb 08): AM_REV_0087 (119 KB)
Revision of ACM006 in accordance with the baseline of the (submitted 09 May 08): AM_REV_0093 (133 KB)
Revised the scenario 15 so that it is applicable for power plants connected to the grid prior to the fuel switch as well as the method to calculate the emission factor of electricity displaced. (submitted 08 Jul 08): AM_REV_0099 (145 KB)
Inclusion of additional scenario for cogeneration projects with a combination of biomass and fossil fuel heat generation in the baseline (submitted 12 Jul 08): AM_REV_0106 (123 KB)
Expansion of applicability conditions to ACM0006 to include a new scenario. (submitted 17 Sep 08): AM_REV_0112 (138 KB)
Inclusion of a new scenario for project activities that are a combination of energy efficiency, capacity expansion and fossil fuel substitution (submitted 17 Sep 08): AM_REV_0118 (114 KB)
Request for revision of ACM0006 v6. (submitted 19 Sep 08): AM_REV_0120 (150 KB)
Expansion of applicability conditions to ACM0006 to include a new scenario (submitted 03 Dec 08): AM_REV_0130 (149 KB)
Expansion of ACM0006 to include a new scenario (submitted 17 Dec 08): AM_REV_0135 (146 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 5 (559 KB)
Version number 5.0
Validity Valid from 18 May 07 to 09 Aug 07
Requests for registration can be submitted until 09 Apr 2008 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Title Consolidated methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 4 (440 KB)
Version number 4.0
Validity Valid from 01 Nov 06 to 17 May 07
Requests for registration can be submitted until 17 Jan 2008 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Clarifications* Definitions and scenarios (submitted 28 Nov 06): AM_CLA_0035 (156 KB)
Clarification on terminology used for power plants and definition of scenarios (submitted 04 Dec 06): AM_CLA_0036 (156 KB)
Simultaneous application of two compatible baseline scenarios (Nº3 and Nº4) to one single CDM project activity (submitted 09 Feb 07): AM_CLA_0042 (123 KB)
Revisions* East Coast Power Plant (S) Sdn. Bhd. 13MW biomass power generation project (the Project or the Project activity) (submitted 20 Nov 06): AM_REV_0030 (125 KB)
Pelita Agung Agrindustri Cogeneration Biomass Project (submitted 24 Nov 06): AM_REV_0032 (162 KB)
New scenario for energy efficiency projects (submitted 20 Feb 07): AM_REV_0044 (123 KB)
Request to include biomass project supplying power and heat directly to the user instead of electricity grid (submitted 16 Apr 07): AM_REV_0047 (124 KB)
Extended applicability of scenario 16: Allowing co-firing in existing biomass residue fired power generation unit(s) (submitted 17 Apr 07): AM_REV_0048 (132 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 3 (364 KB)
Version number 3.0
Validity Valid from 18 May 06 to 31 Oct 06
Requests for registration can be submitted until 27 Dec 2006 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Clarifications* Combined application of ACM0006 & AMS-II.B following M&P for a large scale project activity is proposed. (submitted 07 Oct 06): AM_CLA_0034 (119 KB)
Revisions* New scenario 17: Partial or complete fuel switch from fossil fuels to biomass at an existing cogeneration plant without significantly changing heat and electricity production (submitted 02 Jun 06): AM_REV_0014 (129 KB)
Proposal of new scenario for ACM0006 in order to cover energy efficiency projects resulting in fossil fuel displacement plus expansion of surplus power capacity (submitted 06 Jun 06): AM_REV_0015 (134 KB)
Extend applicability to heat generation projects that switch from fossil fuel to biomass residues (submitted 04 Aug 06): AM_REV_0019 (120 KB)
Use of first order decay model for calculation of avoided methane emissions from natural decay (submitted 17 Aug 06): AM_REV_0023 (120 KB)
Addition of scenario for fossil fuel based electricity and heat generation in the baseline case (submitted 05 Sep 06): AM_REV_0024 (116 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 2 (392 KB)
Version number 2.0
Validity Valid from 02 Mar 06 to 17 May 06
Requests for registration can be submitted until 14 Jul 2006 23:59:59 GMT
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Revisions* Request for amendment to include biomass residues fuel switch projects that generate heat but do not produce electricity (submitted 11 Mar 06): AM_REV_0008 (146 KB)
Amendment of ACM0006 / Version 02; Sectoral Scope: 01; 03 March 2006 (submitted 05 May 06): AM_REV_0013 (175 KB)
Title Consolidated methodology for grid-connected electricity generation from biomass residues --- Version 1 (415 KB)
Version number 1.0
Validity Valid from 29 Sep 05 to 01 Mar 06
Sectoral scope(s) 1
Clarifications* Proposed amendment to ACM0006 (submitted 08 Dec 05): AM_CLA_0012 (136 KB)
Scenario 14: Clarification on equation to determine net quantity of increased electricity generation (submitted 23 Feb 06): AM_CLA_0021 (140 KB)
Amendment to Draft ACM0006/Version 02 (submitted 24 Feb 06): AM_CLA_0022 (144 KB)
Revisions* Deletion of footnote 6 in ACM0006 (submitted 16 Dec 05): AM_REV_0002 (25 KB)
New scenario 16 (fossil fuel displacement and power capacity expansion) and scenario 17 (partial or complete fuel switch) for projects in existing power plant already co-firing biomass and fossil fuels (submitted 06 Feb 06): AM_REV_0006 (159 KB)

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