On February 1, 2008 the CDM Executive Board of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has adopted an approved baseline and monitoring methodology for CDM project activities related to the replacement of SF6 with alternative cover gas in the Magnesium industry (Methodology AM0065).

This methodology is an important step in the Kyoto mechanism for the emission of Certified Emission Reductions credits (CERs). The global Magnesium industry can take advantage of savings in greenhouse gas emissions to generate CERs or VERs and trade these on the global carbon market. This enables Magnesium industries in many countries, including USA, to generate additional revenue streams while replacing SF6.

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Related Presentations

4th Annual Global Magnesium Industry Climate Protection Workshop
Warsaw, Poland May 2008
Co-sponsored by the International Magnesium Association (IMA) as part of the 2008 Annual World Magnesium Conference

Experimentation for SF6 Destruction in Magnesium Industry: Uncertainty Assessment from CDM Point of View
Kishor Rajhansa, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
pdfPresentation (PDF) #   (9 pp, 220K)

Generation of Emission Credits in the Magnesium Sector
Chris Hunter, Climate Change Capital
pdfPresentation (PDF) #   (23 pp, 372K)

4th International Conference on SF6 and the Environment
San Antonio, TX November 2006
Co-sponsored with the World Bank, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), and the International Magnesium Association (IMA)

CDM Project Planning and Implementation Support
Arnaud Viel, EcoSecurities
pdfPresentation (PDF) #   (14 pp, 383K)