Hoffland offers carbon credit assistance
March 31, 2008 by Hoffland
Hoffland Environmental Inc (HEI)
offers services to make the market for carbon credits for swine
producers, allowing swine producers to turn their credits into money.
Hoffland Environmental Inc (HEI) offers services to make the market for carbon credits for swine producers, allowing swine producers to turn their credits into money.
The anaerobic lagoons on swine farms produce methane gas which is a greenhouse gas. By eliminating the lagoon, the source of the methane gas emission is removed and a credit is due the farmer. There are two common methods to achieve this, the company says. Farms can cover the lagoon and flare the gas or use the gas product as an energy source. HEI clarifiers can also be used to remove the solids from the waste stream and convert the lagoon into an aerobic lagoon. Approximately one credit per finisher capacity or 10 credits per sow, farrow-to-finish, are available.
The company will evaluate a project, create the required documentation, supply the necessary equipment and add the project to HEI’s pool of clients to create an economical size. It will arrange independent project verification and collect and disperse the revenue.
HEI receives its fees from the revenue received in the sale of the credits. The amount is on a sliding scale, depending on the size of the project.