CDM methodologies - sectoral scope linkage

Sectoral scopes linkage to methodologies from 11 March 2016

On 11 March 2016, version 01.0 of the Standard: Applicability of sectoral scopes (CDM-EB88-A04-STAN) came into effect and may be applied voluntarily from this date onward. The compliance with the standard shall be mandatory as of 7 November 2016 for all new requests for registration and issuance that are submitted to the secretariat on or after this date.

Note: The standard (paragraph 12) instructs the secretariat to publish a table containing the sectoral scope classification information for all methodologies on the UNFCCC CDM website. The tables below are initially a replication of the tables contained in the appendix to the standard, but will be updated whenever a new methodology is adopted or the sectoral scope linakge is changed to an existing methodology.

See the tables below to determine the applicable sectoral scope(s). Each row applies to all versions of that methodology.

A dash ("-")  indicates a cell that has been left blank intentionally.

An asterisk ("*") indicates a methodology that has been withdrawn.

Table 1. Applicability of sectoral scopes to large-scale methodologies

Table 2. Applicability of sectoral scopes to large-scale consolidated methodologies

Table 3. Applicability of sectoral scopes to small-scale methodologies

Table 4. Applicability of sectoral scopes to afforestation and reforestation methodologies

 


 

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Table 1. Applicability of sectoral scopes to large-scale methodoloiges

 

Meth Number

 

Title

 

Applicability of conditional sectoral scopes

Mandatory sectoral scope(s)

Conditional sectoral scope(s)

AM0001

Decomposition of fluoroform (HFC-23) waste streams

-

11

-

AM0002*

Greenhouse gas emission reductions through landfill gas capture and flaring where the baseline is established by a public concession contract

-

13

-

AM0003*

Simplified financial analysis for landfill gas capture projects

If the recovered land fill gas (LFG) is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered LFG is used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 and sectoral scope 1 apply.

13

1

AM0004*

Grid-connected biomass power generation that avoids uncontrolled burning of biomass

If emission reductions are claimed for preventing disposal and/or preventing uncontrolled burning of biomass residues in the baseline, then sectoral scope 1 and 13 apply.

For all other cases sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13

AM0005*

Small grid-connected zero-emissions renewable electricity generation

-

1

-

AM0006*

GHG emission reductions from manure management systems

-

13

-

AM0007

Analysis of the least-cost fuel option for seasonally-operating biomass cogeneration plants

-

1

-

AM0008*

Industrial fuel switching from coal and petroleum fuels to natural gas without extension of capacity and lifetime of the facility

If the switch from the high carbon intensity fuel to a lower carbon intensity fuel occurs in:

(a)     The cement and lime industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 4 apply;

(b)    The chemical industries, then sectoral scope 1 and 5 apply;

(c)     The mining and mineral industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 8 apply;

(d)    The iron, steel, aluminium and magnesium industries, then sectoral scope 1 and 9 apply;

(e)     Units operating in the oil and gas industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 10 apply.

1

4, 5, 8, 9, 10

AM0009

Recovery and utilization of gas from oil fields that would otherwise be flared or vented

-

1, 10

-

AM0010*

Landfill gas capture and electricity generation projects where landfill gas capture is not mandated by law

If the recovered LFG is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered LFG is used for any other purposes then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0011*

Landfill gas recovery with electricity generation and no capture or destruction of methane in the baseline scenario

If the recovered land fill gas (LFG) is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered LFG is used for any other purposes then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0012*

Biomethanation of municipal solid waste in India, using compliance with MSW rules

If no measures, apart from the following waste treatment options are involved:

(a)    Composting processes under aerobic conditions;

(b)    Treatment of wastewater in combination with solid waste, by co-composting or in an anaerobic digester without any energy generation;

then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

For all other technologies, implemented either in combination with (a) and (b) above or independently, for example:

(a)     Gasification to produce syngas and its use;

(b)    Anaerobic digestion with biogas collection and flaring and/or its use (this includes processing and upgrading biogas and then distributing it via a natural gas distribution grid);

(c)     Mechanical and/or thermal treatment process to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF)/stabilized biomass (SB);

(d)    Incineration of fresh waste for energy generation, electricity and/or heat);

then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0013*

Avoided methane emissions from organic waste-water treatment - Version 4.0

If the recovered biogas from the waste water treatment plant is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered biogas is used for any other purposes then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0014

Fossil fuel based cogeneration for identified recipient facility(ies)

-

1

-

AM0015*

Bagasse-based cogeneration connected to an electricity grid

-

1

-

AM0016*

Greenhouse gas mitigation from improved animal waste management systems in confined animal feeding operations

-

13

-

AM0017

Steam system efficiency improvements by replacing steam traps and returning condensate

-

3

-

AM0018

Baseline methodology for steam optimization systems

-

3

-

AM0019

Renewable energy projects replacing part of the electricity production of one single fossil fuel fired power plant that stands alone or supplies to a grid, excluding biomass projects

-

1

-

AM0020

Baseline methodology for water pumping efficiency improvements

-

3

-

AM0021

Baseline Methodology for decomposition of N2O from existing adipic acid production plants

-

5

-

AM0022*

Avoided Wastewater and On-site Energy Use Emissions in the Industrial Sector

If the recovered biogas from the waste water treatment plant is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered biogas is used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0023

Leak detection and repair in gas production, processing, transmission, storage and distribution systems and in refinery facilities

-

10

-

AM0024*

 Baseline methodology for greenhouse gas reductions through waste heat recovery and utilization for power generation at cement plants

-

1

4

AM0025*

Alternative waste treatment processes

If no measures, apart from the following waste treatment options are involved:

(a)     Composting processes under aerobic conditions;

(b)    Treatment of wastewater in combination with solid waste, by co-composting or in an anaerobic digester without any energy generation;

then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

For all other technologies, implemented either in combination with (a) and (b) above or independently, for example:

(a)    Gasification to produce syngas and its use;

(b)    Anaerobic digestion with biogas collection and flaring and/or its use (this includes processing and upgrading biogas and then distributing it via a natural gas distribution grid);

(c)    Mechanical and/or thermal treatment process to produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF)/stabilized biomass (SB);

(d)    Incineration of fresh waste for energy generation, electricity and/or heat);

then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0026

Methodology for zero-emissions grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources in Chile or in countries with merit order based dispatch grid

-

1

-

AM0027

Substitution of CO2 from fossil or mineral origin by CO2 from renewable sources in the production of inorganic compounds

-

5

-

AM0028

N2O destruction in the tail gas of Caprolactam production plants

-

5

-

AM0029*

Baseline Methodology for Grid Connected Electricity Generation Plants using Natural Gas

-

1

-

AM0030

PFC emission reductions from anode effect mitigation at primary aluminium smelting facilities

-

9

-

AM0031

Bus rapid transit projects

-

7

-

AM0032*

Methodology for waste gas or waste heat based cogeneration system

If waste energy, carried in an identified waste energy carrying medium (WECM), is converted into useful energy (e.g. power, mechanical, thermal and including co-generation) in the:

(a)     The cement industry, then sectoral scope 1 and 4 apply;

(b)    The iron, steel, aluminium and magnesium industry, then sectoral scope 1 and 9 apply;

(c)    The oil and gas industries, then sectoral scope 1 and 10 apply.

1

4, 9, 10

AM0033*

Use of non-carbonated calcium sources in the raw mix for cement processing --- Version 2.0

-

4

 

AM0034*

Catalytic reduction of N2O inside the ammonia burner of nitric acid plants

-

5

-

AM0035

SF6 emission reductions in electrical grids

-

2, 11

-

AM0036

Fuel switch from fossil fuels to biomass residues in heat generation equipment

If emission reductions are claimed for preventing disposal and/or preventing uncontrolled burning of biomass residues in the baseline, then sectoral scope 1 and 13 apply.

For all other cases sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13

AM0037

Flare (or vent) reduction and utilization of gas from oil wells as a feedstock

-

10

-

AM0038

Methodology for improved electrical energy efficiency of an existing submerged electric arc furnace used for the production of silicon and ferro alloys

-

9

-

AM0039*

Methane emissions reduction from organic waste water and bioorganic solid waste using co-composting

If emission reductions are not claimed on account of avoided fossil fuel and electricity consumption, then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

For all other cases sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0040*

Baseline and monitoring methodology for project activities using alternative raw materials that contain carbonates in clinker manufacturing in cement kilns

-

4

-

AM0041*

Mitigation of Methane Emissions in the Wood Carbonization Activity for Charcoal Production

-

5

-

AM0042

Grid-connected electricity generation using biomass from newly developed dedicated plantations

-

1, 15

-

AM0043

Leak reduction from a natural gas distribution grid by replacing old cast iron pipes or steel pipes without cathodic protection with polyethylene pipes

-

10

-

AM0044

Energy efficiency improvement projects - boiler rehabilitation or replacement in industrial and district heating sectors.

-

1

-

AM0045

Grid connection of isolated electricity systems

-

1

-

AM0046

Distribution of efficient light bulbs to households

-

3

-

AM0047*

Production of biodiesel based on waste oils and/or waste fats from biogenic origin for use as fuel

If biodiesel is produced from waste oil or waste fat as a feed stock for:

(a)           Stationary applications, then sectoral scope 5 and 1 apply;

(b)           Transportation, then sectoral scopes 5 and 7 apply.

5

1, 7

AM0048

New cogeneration project activities supplying electricity and heat to multiple costumers

-

1

-

AM0049

Methodology for gas based energy generation in an industrial facility

-

1

-

AM0050

Feed switch in integrated Ammonia-urea manufacturing industry

-

5

-

AM0051*

Secondary catalytic N2O destruction in nitric acid plants

-

5

-

AM0052

Increased electricity generation from existing hydropower stations through Decision Support System optimization

-

1

-

AM0053

Biogenic methane injection to a natural gas distribution grid

-

13, 1

-

AM0054*

Energy efficiency improvement of a boiler by introducing oil/water emulsion technology

-

1

-

AM0055

Recovery and utilization of waste gas in refinery or gas plant

-

1, 10

-

AM0056

Efficiency improvement by boiler replacement or rehabilitation and optional fuel switch in fossil fuel-fired steam boiler systems

-

1

-

AM0057

Avoided emissions from biomass wastes through use as feed stock in pulp and paper, cardboard, fibreboard or bio-oil production

-

5, 13

-

AM0058

Introduction of a new primary district heating system

-

1

-

AM0059

Reduction in GHGs emission from primary aluminium smelters

-

9

-

AM0060

Power saving through replacement by energy efficient chillers

-

3

-

AM0061

Methodology for rehabilitation and/or energy efficiency improvement in existing power plants

-

1

-

AM0062

Energy efficiency improvements of a power plant through retrofitting turbines

-

1

-

AM0063

Recovery of CO2 from tail gas in industrial facilities to substitute the use of fossil fuels for production of CO2

-

5

-

AM0064

Capture and utilisation or destruction of mine methane (excluding coal mines) or non mine methane

-

1, 8

-

AM0065

Replacement of SF6 with alternate cover gas in the magnesium industry

-

9

-

AM0066

GHG emission reductions through waste heat utilisation for pre-heating of raw materials in sponge iron manufacturing process

-

9

-

AM0067

Methodology for installation of energy efficient transformers in a power distribution grid

-

2

-

AM0068

Methodology for improved energy efficiency by modifying ferroalloy production facility

-

9

-

AM0069

Biogenic methane use as feedstock and fuel for town gas production

-

5

-

AM0070

Manufacturing of energy efficient domestic refrigerators

-

3

-

AM0071

Manufacturing and servicing of domestic refrigeration appliances using a low GWP refrigerant

-

11

-

AM0072

Fossil Fuel Displacement by Geothermal Resources for Space Heating

-

1

-

AM0073

GHG emission reductions through multi-site manure collection and treatment in a central plant

If baseline emissions on account of avoided electricity and/or heat are not claimed then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

For all other cases sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0074

Methodology for new grid connected power plants using permeate gas previously flared and/or vented

-

1, 10

-

AM0075

Methodology for collection, processing and supply of biogas to end-users for production of heat

-

1, 13

-

AM0076

Implementation of fossil fuel trigeneration systems in existing industrial facilities

-

1

-

AM0077

Recovery of gas from oil wells that would otherwise be vented or flared and its delivery to specific end-users

-

1, 10

-

AM0078

Point of Use Abatement Device to Reduce SF6 emissions in LCD Manufacturing Operations

-

11

-

AM0079

Recovery of SF6 from Gas insulated electrical equipment in testing facilities

-

11

-

AM0080

Mitigation of greenhouse gases emissions with treatment of wastewater in aerobic wastewater treatment plants

If the recovered biogas from the waste water treatment plant is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered biogas is used for any other purposes then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AM0081

Flare or vent reduction at coke plants through the conversion of their waste gas into dimethyl ether for use as a fuel

-

1, 5

-

AM0082

Use of charcoal from planted renewable biomass in the iron ore reduction process through the establishment of a new iron ore reduction system

If biomass is used from dedicated plantations and not from afforestation and reforestation (A/R), then sectoral scopes 5, 9 and 15 apply.

If an A/R component is involved then sectoral scopes 5, 9 and 14 apply.

5, 9

14, 15

AM0083

Avoidance of landfill gas emissions by in-situ aeration of landfills

-

13

-

AM0084

Installation of cogeneration system supplying electricity and chilled water to new and existing consumers

-

1

-

AM0085*

Co-firing of biomass residues for electricity generation in grid connected power plants --- Version 1.0

-

1

 

AM0086

Distribution of zero energy water purification systems for safe drinking water

-

3

-

AM0087*

Construction of a new natural gas power plant supplying electricity to the grid or a single consumer

-

1

-

AM0088

Air separation using cryogenic energy recovered from the vaporization of LNG

-

10

-

AM0089

Production of diesel using a mixed feedstock of gasoil and vegetable oil

-

10, 15

-

AM0090

Modal shift in transportation of cargo from road transportation to water or rail transportation

-

7

-

AM0091

Energy efficiency technologies and fuel switching in new buildings

-

1, 3

-

AM0092

Substitution of PFC gases for cleaning Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) reactors in the semiconductor industry

-

11

-

AM0093

Avoidance of landfill gas emissions by passive aeration of landfills

-

13

-

AM0094

Distribution of biomass based stove and/or heater for household or institutional use

-

1

-

AM0095

Waste gas based combined cycle power plant in a Greenfield iron and steel plant

-

1, 9

-

AM0096

CF4 emission reduction from installation of an abatement system in a semiconductor manufacturing facility

-

11

-

AM0097

Installation of high voltage direct current power transmission line

-

2

-

AM0098

Utilization of ammonia-plant off gas for steam generation

-

1,5

-

AM0099

Installation of a new natural gas fired gas turbine to an existing CHP plant

-

1

-

AM0100

Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) projects

-

1

-

AM0101

High speed passenger rail systems

-

7

-

AM0102

Greenfield cogeneration facility supplying electricity and steam to a Greenfield Industrial Consumer and exporting excess electricity to a grid and/or project customer(s)

-

1

-

AM0103

Renewable energy power generation in isolated grids

-

1

-

AM0104

Interconnection of electricity grids in countries with economic merit order dispatch

-

1

-

AM0105

Energy efficiency in data centres through dynamic power management

-

3

-

AM0106

Energy efficiency improvements of a lime production facility through installation of new kilns

-

4

-

AM0107

New natural gas based cogeneration plant

-

1

-

AM0108

Interconnection between electricity systems for energy exchange

-

1

-

AM0109

Introduction of hot supply of Direct Reduced Iron in Electric Arc Furnaces

-

9

-

AM0110

Modal shift in transportation of liquid fuels

-

7

-

AM0111

Abatement of fluorinated greenhouse gases in semiconductor manufacturing

-

11

-

AM0112

Less carbon intensive power generation through continuous reductive distillation of waste

-

13,1

-

AM0113

Distribution of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) lamps to households

-

3

-

AM0114

Shift from electrolytic to catalytic process for recycling of chlorine from hydrogen chloride gas in isocyanate plants

-

5

-

AM0115

Recovery and utilization of coke oven gas from coke plants for LNG production

-

5, 10

-

AM 0116

Electric taxiing systems for airplanes

-

7

-


 


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 Table 2. Applicability of sectoral scopes to large-scale consolidated methodologies

Meth Number


Title

Applicability of conditional sectoral scopes

Mandatory sectoral scope(s)

Conditional sectoral scope(s)

ACM0001

Flaring or use of landfill gas

If the recovered LFG is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered LFG is used for any other purposes then sectoral scopes 13 and sectoral scope 1 apply.

13

1

ACM0002

Grid-connected electricity generation from renewable sources

-

1

-

ACM0003

Partial substitution of fossil fuels in cement or quicklime manufacture

If emission reductions are claimed for preventing disposal and/or preventing uncontrolled burning of biomass residues in the baseline, then sectoral scope 1, 4 and 13 apply.

If biomass is sourced from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scope 1, 4 and 15 apply.

If emission reductions are claimed for preventing disposal and/or preventing uncontrolled burning of biomass residues in the baseline and biomass is sourced from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scope 1, 4, 13 and 15 apply.

For all other cases sectoral scope 1 and 4 apply.

1, 4

13, 15

ACM0004*

Consolidated methodology for waste gas and/or heat for power generation

If waste energy, carried in an identified waste energy carrying medium (WECM), is converted into useful energy (e.g. power, mechanical, thermal and including co-generation) in:

(a)    The cement industry, then sectoral scope 1 and 4 apply;

(b)    The iron, steel, aluminum and magnesium industry, then sectoral scope 1 and 9 apply;

(c)    The oil and gas industries, then sectoral scope 1 and 10 apply.

1

4, 9, 10

ACM0005

Increasing the blend in cement production

-

4

 

ACM0006

Consolidated methodology for electricity and heat generation from biomass

If emission reductions are claimed for preventing disposal and/or preventing uncontrolled burning of biomass residues in the baseline, then sectoral scopes 1 and 13 apply.

If biomass is sourced from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 1 and 15 apply.

If emission reductions are claimed for preventing disposal and/or preventing uncontrolled burning of biomass residues in the baseline and biomass is sourced from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 1, 13 and 15 apply.

For all other cases sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

ACM0007

Conversion from single cycle to combined cycle power generation

-

1

 

ACM0008

Abatement of methane from coal mines

-

1, 8

 

ACM0009

Consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology for fuel switching from coal or petroleum fuel to natural gas

If the switch from the high carbon intensity fuel to a lower carbon intensity fuel occurs in the:

(a)   The cement and lime industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 4 apply;

(b)   The chemical industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 5 apply;

(c)   The mining and mineral industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 8 apply;

(d)   The iron, steel, aluminium and magnesium industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 9 apply;

(e)   Units operating in the oil and gas industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 10 apply.

1

4, 5, 8, 9, 10

ACM0010

GHG emission reductions from manure management systems

If the recovered biogas from the manure treatment plant is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered biogas is used for any other purposes then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

ACM0011

Fuel switching from coal and/or petroleum fuels to natural gas in existing power plants for electricity generation

-

1

 

ACM0012

Waste energy recovery

If waste energy, carried in an identified waste energy carrying medium (WECM), is converted into useful energy (e.g. power, mechanical, thermal and including co-generation) in the:

(a)   Cement industry, then sectoral scope 1 and 4 apply;

(b)   The mining and mineral industries, then sectoral scope 1 and 8 apply;

(c)   Iron, steel, aluminium and magnesium industry, then sectoral scope 1 and 9 apply;

(d)   Oil and gas industries, then sectoral scope 1 and 10 apply.

For waste energy carried in identified WECM stream(s) converted from a unit process to supply heat of reaction with or without process heating then sectoral scopes 1 and 5 apply.

1

4, 5, 8, 9, 10

ACM0013

Construction and operation of new grid connected fossil fuel fired power plants using a less GHG intensive technology

-

1

 

ACM0014

Treatment of wastewater

If the recovered biogas from the waste water treatment plant is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered biogas is used for any other purposes then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

ACM0015

Emission reductions from raw material switch in clinker production

-

4

 

ACM0016

Mass Rapid Transit Projects

-

7

 

ACM0017

Production of biodiesel for use as fuel

If biodiesel is produced from waste oil or waste fat as a feed stock for:

(a)   Stationary applications, then sectoral scope 5 and 1 apply;

(b)   Transportation, then sectoral scopes 5 and 7 apply.

If biodiesel is produced from anything other than waste oil or waste fat as a feed stock for:

(a)   Stationary applications, then sectoral scopes 5, 1 and 15 apply;

(b)   Transportation, then sectoral scopes 5, 7 and 15 apply.

5

1, 7, 15

ACM0018

Electricity generation from biomass residues in power-only plants

If emission reductions are claimed for preventing disposal and/or preventing uncontrolled burning of biomass residues in the baseline, then sectoral scopes 1 and 13 apply.

For all other cases sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13

ACM0019

N2O abatement from nitric acid production

-

5

 

ACM0020

Co-firing of biomass residues for heat generation and/or electricity generation in grid connected power plants

If emission reductions are claimed for preventing disposal and/or preventing uncontrolled burning of biomass residues in the baseline, then sectoral scopes 1 and 13 apply.

For all other cases sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13

ACM0021

Reduction of emissions from charcoal production by improved kiln design and/or abatement of methane

If there is no change in the type and source of inputs (wood source, adoption of fossil-fuel-based inputs, etc.) used in the production of charcoal and all measures are solely about efficiency improvements or methane abatement, then sectoral scope 5 alone applies.

For all other cases sectoral scopes 5 and 15 apply.

5

15

ACM0022

Alternative waste treatment processes

If no measures, apart from the following waste treatment options are involved:

(a)   Composting processes under aerobic conditions;

(b)   Treatment of wastewater in combination with solid waste, by co-composting or in an anaerobic digester without any energy generation;

then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

For all other technologies, implemented either in combination with (a) and (b) above or independently, for example:

(a)   Gasification to produce syngas and its use;

(b)   Anaerobic digestion with biogas collection and flaring and/or its use (this includes processing and upgrading biogas and then distributing it via a natural gas distribution grid);

(c)   Mechanical and/or thermal treatment process to produce RDF/ SB;

(d)   Incineration of fresh waste for energy generation (electricity and/or heat);

then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

ACM0023

Introduction of an efficiency improvement technology in a boiler

-

1

 

ACM0024

Natural gas substitution by biogenic methane produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic waste

-

1, 13

 

ACM0025

Construction of a new natural gas power plant

-

1

 

ACM0026

Fossil fuel based cogeneration for identified recipient facility(ies)

-

1

 

 


 

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 Table 3. Applicability of sectoral scopes to small-scale methodologies

Meth Number

Title

Applicability of conditional sectoral scopes

Mandatory sectoral scope(s)

Conditional sectoral scope(s)

AMS-I.A.

Electricity generation by the user

If electricity is generated using biogas, then sectoral scope 1 and 13 apply.

If electricity is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scope 1 and 15 apply.

For all other types of renewable energy-based electricity generation, including from biomass residues, sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

AMS-I.B.

Mechanical energy for the user with or without electrical energy

If mechanical energy is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scope 1 and 15 apply.

If mechanical energy is generated using biogas, then sectoral scope 1 and 13 apply.

For all other types of renewable energy-based mechanical energy generation, including from biomass residues, sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

AMS-I.C.

Thermal energy production with or without electricity

If electricity and/or heat is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scope 1 and 15 apply.

If electricity and/or heat is generated using biogas, then sectoral scope 1 and 13 apply.

For all other types of renewable energy based electricity and/or heat generations, including from biomass residues, sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

AMS-I.D.

Grid connected renewable electricity generation

If electricity is generated using biogas, then sectoral scopes 1 and 13 apply.

If electricity is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 1 and 15 apply.

For all other types of renewable energy based electricity generation, including from biomass residues, sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

AMS-I.E.

Switch from non-renewable biomass for thermal applications by the user

If thermal energy for cook stoves is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scope 1 and 15 apply.

If thermal energy for cook stoves is generated using biogas, then sectoral scopes 1 and 13 apply.

For all other types of thermal energy for cook stoves (based on renewable energy), including from biomass residues, sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

AMS-I.F.

Renewable electricity generation for captive use and mini-grid

If electricity is generated using biogas, then sectoral scopes 1 and 13 apply.

If electricity is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 1 and 15 apply.

For all other types of renewable energy based electricity generation, including from biomass residues, sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

AMS-I.G.

Plant oil production and use for energy generation in stationary applications

-

1, 15

-

AMS-I.H.

Biodiesel production and use for energy generation in stationary applications

If biodiesel is produced from waste oil or waste fat as a feed stock then sectoral scopes 5 and 1 apply;

If biodiesel is produced from anything other than waste oil or waste fat as a feed stock then sectoral scopes 5, 1 and 15 apply.

5

1, 15

AMS-I.I.

Biogas/biomass thermal applications for households/small users

If thermal energy is generated using biogas, then sectoral scope 1 and 13 apply.

If thermal energy is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 1 and 15 apply.

For all other types of thermal energy generation, including from biomass residues, sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

AMS-I.J.

Solar water heating systems (SWH)

-

1

-

AMS-I.K.

Solar cookers for households

-

1

-

AMS-I.L.

Electrification of rural communities using renewable energy

If electricity is generated using biogas, then sectoral scopes 1 and 13 apply.

If electricity is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 1 and 15 apply.

For all other types of renewable energy based electricity generation, including from biomass residues, sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

1

13, 15

AMS-II.A.

Supply side energy efficiency improvements – transmission and distribution

-

2

 

AMS-II.B.

Supply side energy efficiency improvements – generation

-

1

 

AMS-II.C.

Demand-side energy efficiency activities for specific technologies

If baseline emissions on account of replaced refrigerant are claimed and/ or project equipment could leak refrigerants then sectoral scopes 3 and 11 applies.

For all other cases sectoral scope 3 alone applies.

3

11

AMS-II.D

Energy efficiency and fuel switching measures for industrial facilities

For project activities or PoAs that implement supply side energy efficiency measures such as trigeneration and/or improve efficiency in utilities such as engines, boilers etc. sectoral scope 1 alone applies.

For project activities or PoAs that implement demand side energy efficiency measures in:

(a)     Thermal or electrical installations (e.g.: motors, pumps of cooling towers, boilers, engines etc.) implemented in a utility housed within an industrial facility that does not have any interaction or exchange with the production process, sectoral scope 3 alone applies;

(b)    The cement and lime industries, then sectoral scopes 3 and 4 apply;

(c)     The chemical process industries, then sectoral scopes 3 and 5 apply;

(d)    The mining and mineral industries, then sectoral scopes 3 and 8 apply;

(e)     The iron, steel, aluminium and magnesium industries, then sectoral scopes 3 and 9 apply;

(f)     Units operating in the oil and gas industries, then sectoral scopes 3 and 10 apply.

-

1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10

AMS-II.E.

Energy efficiency and fuel switching measures for buildings

-

1, 3

-

AMS-II.F.

Energy efficiency and fuel switching measures for agricultural facilities and activities

-

3, 15

-

AMS-II.G.

Energy efficiency measures in thermal applications of non-renewable biomass

-

3

-

AMS-II.H.

Energy efficiency measures through centralization of utility provisions of an industrial facility

-

1

-

AMS-II.I.

Efficient utilization of waste energy in industrial facilities

If waste energy originating from the:

(a)    The cement and lime industry is utilized, then sectoral scopes 1 and 4 apply;

(b)    The chemical industry is utilized, then sectoral scopes 1 and 5 apply;

(c)    The mining and mineral industry is utilized, then sectoral scopes 1 and 8 apply;

(d)    The iron and steel industry is utilized, then sectoral scope 1 and 9 apply;

(e)    Units operating in the oil and gas industries are utilized, then sectoral scopes 1 and 10 apply.

1

4, 5, 8, 9, 10

AMS-II.J.

Demand-side activities for efficient lighting technologies

-

3

-

AMS-II.K.

Installation of co-generation or tri-generation systems supplying energy to commercial building

-

1

-

AMS-II.L.

Demand-side activities for efficient outdoor and street lighting technologies

-

3

-

AMS-II.M.

Demand-side energy efficiency activities for installation of low-flow hot water savings devices

-

3

-

AMS-II.N.

Demand-side energy efficiency activities for installation of energy efficient lighting and/or controls in buildings

-

3

-

AMS-II.O.

Dissemination of energy efficient household appliances

-

3

-

AMS-II.P.

Energy efficient pump-set for agriculture use

-

3

-

AMS-II.Q.

Energy efficiency and/or energy supply projects in commercial buildings

-

1, 3

-

AMS-II.R.

Energy efficiency space heating measures for residential buildings

-

3

 

AMS-II.S.

Energy efficiency in motor systems

-

3

 

AMS-III.A.

Offsetting of synthetic nitrogen fertilizers by inoculant application in legumes-grass rotations on acidic soils on existing cropland

-

15

-

AMS-III.B.

Switching fossil fuels

-

1

-

AMS-III.C.

Emission reductions by electric and hybrid vehicles

In cases that do not involve dedicated transmission and distribution lines to charge electric vehicles, sectoral scope 7 alone applies.

If a renewable energy source is used for charging the electric vehicles through a dedicated transmission/distribution line:

(a)     If electricity is generated using biogas, then sectoral scopes 1, 7 and 13 apply;

(b)     If electricity is generated using biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 1, 7 and 15 apply;

(c)     For all other types of renewable energy based electricity generation, including from biomass residues, then sectoral scopes 1 and 7 apply.

7

1, 13, 15

AMS-III.D.

Methane recovery in animal manure management systems

If the recovered biogas from the manure treatment plant is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered biogas is used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AMS-III.E.

Avoidance of methane production from decay of biomass through controlled combustion, gasification or mechanical/thermal treatment

-

13

-

AMS-III.F.

Avoidance of methane emissions through composting

-

13

-

AMS-III.G.

Landfill methane recovery

If the recovered land fill gas (LFG) is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered LFG is used for any other purposes then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AMS-III.H.

Methane recovery in wastewater treatment

If the recovered biogas from the waste water treatment plant is only flared and not used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered biogas is used for any other purposes then sectoral scope 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AMS-III.I.

Avoidance of methane production in wastewater treatment through replacement of anaerobic systems by aerobic systems

-

13

-

AMS-III.J.

Avoidance of fossil fuel combustion for carbon dioxide production to be used as raw material for industrial processes

-

5

-

AMS-III.K.

Avoidance of methane release from charcoal production

-

5

-

AMS-III.L.

Avoidance of methane production from biomass decay through controlled pyrolysis

-

13

-

AMS-III.M.

Reduction in consumption of electricity by recovering soda from paper manufacturing process

-

5

-

AMS-III.N.

Avoidance of HFC emissions in rigid Poly Urethane Foam (PUF) manufacturing

-

11

-

AMS-III.O.

Hydrogen production using methane extracted from biogas

-

5, 13

-

AMS-III.P.

Recovery and utilization of waste gas in refinery facilities

-

1, 10

-

AMS-III.Q.

Waste energy recovery

If waste energy, carried in an identified waste energy carrying medium (WECM), is converted into useful energy (e.g. power, mechanical, thermal and including co-generation) in the:

(a)   The cement industry, then sectoral scopes 1 and 4 apply;

(b)   The iron, steel, aluminium and magnesium industry, then sectoral scopes 1 and 9 apply;

(c)   The oil and gas industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 10 apply.

1

4, 9, 10

AMS-III.R.

Methane recovery in agricultural activities at household/small farm level

If the recovered methane from agricultural activities is only flared and not used for any other purpose, then sectoral scope 13 alone applies.

If the recovered methane is used for any other purpose, then sectoral scopes 13 and 1 apply.

13

1

AMS-III.S.

Introduction of low-emission vehicles/technologies to commercial vehicle fleets

-

7

-

AMS-III.T.

Plant oil production and use for transport applications

If plant oil is produced using bio-mass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 7 and 15 apply.

For all other cases sectoral scope 7 alone applies.

7

15

AMS-III.U.

Cable Cars for Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)

-

7

-

AMS-III.V.

Decrease of coke consumption in blast furnace by installing dust/sludge recycling system in steel works

-

3,9

-

AMS-III.W.

Methane capture and destruction in non-hydrocarbon mining activities

-

1, 8

-

AMS-III.X.

Energy Efficiency and HFC-134a Recovery in Residential Refrigerators

-

3, 11

-

AMS-III.Y.

Methane avoidance through separation of solids from wastewater or manure treatment systems

-

13

-

AMS-III.Z.

Fuel Switch, process improvement and energy efficiency in brick manufacture

If fuel-switch uses biomass residues without changing the feedstock for brick production, then sectoral scopes 4 and 1 apply.

If energy efficiency in brick production occurs without change in fuel and feedstock, then sectoral scopes 4 and 3 apply.

If the feedstock switch for the production of bricks occurs without changes to the fuel as compared with the baseline, then sectoral scope 4 alone applies.

If the fuel-switch involves biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 4, 1 and 15 apply.

4

1, 3, 15

AMS-III.AA.

Transportation Energy Efficiency Activities using Retrofit Technologies

-

7

-

AMS-III.AB.

Avoidance of HFC emissions in Standalone Commercial Refrigeration Cabinets

-

11

-

AMS-III.AC.

Electricity and/or heat generation using fuel cell

-

1, 5

-

AMS-III.AD.

Emission reductions in hydraulic lime production

-

4

-

AMS-III.AE.

Energy efficiency and renewable energy measures in new residential buildings

-

1, 3

-

AMS-III.AF.

Avoidance of methane emissions through excavating and composting of partially decayed municipal solid waste (MSW)

-

13

-

AMS-III.AG.

Switching from high carbon intensive grid electricity to low carbon intensive fossil fuel

-

1

-

AMS-III.AH.

Shift from high carbon intensive fuel mix ratio to low carbon intensive fuel mix ratio

-

1

-

AMS-III.AI.

Emission reductions through recovery of spent sulphuric acid

-

5

-

AMS-III.AJ.

Recovery and recycling of materials from solid wastes

-

13

-

AMS-III.AK.

Biodiesel production and use for transport applications

If biodiesel is produced from waste oil or waste fat, as a feedstock for transportation, then sectoral scope 5 and 7 apply.

If biodiesel is produced form anything other than waste oil or waste fat, as a feedstock for transportation, then sectoral scopes 5, 7 and 15 apply.

5

7, 15

AMS-III.AL.

Conversion from single cycle to combined cycle power generation

-

1

-

AMS-III.AM.

Fossil fuel switch in a cogeneration/trigeneration system

-

1

-

AMS-III.AN.

Fossil fuel switch in existing manufacturing industries

If the switch from the high carbon intensity fuel to a lower carbon intensity fuel occurs in:

(a)    The cement and lime industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 4 apply;

(b)    The chemical industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 5 apply;

(c)    The mining and mineral industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 8 apply;

(d)    The iron, steel, aluminium and magnesium industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 9 apply;

(e)    Units operating in the oil and gas industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 10 apply.

1

4, 5, 8, 9, 10

AMS-III.AO.

Methane recovery through controlled anaerobic digestion

-

13

-

AMS-III.AP.

Transport energy efficiency activities using post - fit Idling Stop device

-

7

-

AMS-III.AQ.

Introduction of Bio-CNG in transportation applications

If biomass from dedicated plantations is used, then sectoral scope 7, 13 and 15 apply.

For all other cases, sectoral scopes 7 and 13 apply.

7, 13

15

AMS-III.AR.

Substituting fossil fuel based lighting with LED/CFL lighting systems

-

1

-

AMS-III.AS.

Switch from fossil fuel to biomass in existing manufacturing facilities for non-energy applications

If the switch from the high carbon intensity fuel to a lower carbon intensity fuel occurs in:

(a)   The cement and lime industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 4 apply;

(b)   The chemical industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 5 apply;

(c)   The mining and mineral industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 8 apply;

(d)   The iron, steel, aluminium and magnesium industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 9 apply;

(e)   Units operating in the oil and gas industries, then sectoral scopes 1 and 10 apply.

1

4, 5, 8, 9, 10

AMS-III.AT.

Transportation energy efficiency activities installing digital tachograph systems to commercial freight transport fleets

-

7

-

AMS-III.AU.

Methane emission reduction by adjusted water management practice in rice cultivation

-

15

-

AMS-III.AV.

Low greenhouse gas emitting water purification systems

-

3

-

AMS-III.AW.

Electrification of rural communities by grid extension

-

2

-

AMS-III.AX.

Methane oxidation layer (MOL) for solid waste disposal sites

-

13

-

AMS-III.AY.

Introduction of LNG buses to existing and new bus routes

-

7

-

AMS-III.BA.

Recovery and recycling of materials from E-waste

-

13

-

AMS-III.BB.

Electrification of communities through grid extension or construction of new mini-grids

-

2

-

AMS-III.BC.

Emission reductions through improved efficiency of vehicle fleets

-

7

-

AMS-III.BD.

GHG emission reduction due to supply of molten metal instead of ingots for aluminium castings

-

9

-

AMS-III.BE.

Avoidance of methane and nitrous oxide emissions from sugarcane pre-harvest open burning through mulching

-

15

-

AMS-III.BF.

Reduction of N2O emissions from use of Nitrogen Use Efficient (NUE) seeds that require less fertilizer application

-

15

-

AMS-III.BG.

Emission reduction through sustainable charcoal production and consumption

If charcoal production and consumption involves biomass from dedicated plantations, then sectoral scopes 5 and 15 apply.

For all other cases sectoral scope 5 alone applies.

5

15

AMS-III.BH.

Displacement of production of brick and cement by manufacture and installation of gypsum concrete wall panels

-

6

-

AMS-III.BI.

Flare gas recovery in gas treating facilities

-

1, 10

 

AMS-III.BJ.

Destruction of hazardous waste using plasma technology including energy recovery

-

13, 1

 

AMS-III.BK.

Strategic feed supplementation in smallholder dairy sector to increase productivity

-

15

-

AMS-III.BL.

Integrated methodology for electrification of communities

-

1

 

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Table 4. Applicability of sectoral scopes to afforestation and reforestation methodologies

Meth Number

Title

Applicability of conditional sectoral scopes

Mandatory sectoral scope(s)

Conditional sectoral scope(s)

AR-ACM0003

Afforestation and reforestation of lands except wetlands

-

14

 

AR-AM0014

Afforestation and reforestation of degraded mangrove habitats

-

14

 

AR-AMS0003

Simplified baseline and monitoring methodology for small scale CDM afforestation and reforestation project activities implemented on wetlands

-

14

 

AR-AMS0007

Simplified baseline and monitoring methodology for small scale CDM afforestation and reforestation project activities implemented on lands other than wetlands

-

14

 

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