Carbon dioxide emission offset programme

Certified project supported

Ecomapuá Project

This project has contributed to the conservation of approximately 90 thousand hectares of Amazonian forest, through the prohibition of tree felling, which is one of the main causes of deforestation in this region. The project is committed to educating local communities and encouraging the adoption of more sustainable farming methods and the promotion of other means of subsistence, such as poultry farming, fish farming and bee-keeping.

Location: Pará Sate, Brazil
Type: Reduction of emissions due to deforestation and forest degradation (UN-REDD+)
Credits: Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and CarbonoSocial®

Certificated projects supported

Santa Maria Forest Project

The purpose of this project is to protect 77,000 hectares of native Amazonian tropical forest that is currently subject to deforestation pressures and consequent loss of biodiversity. This project is being carried out alongside local communities in a model that creates sustainable employment in the forest and provides specialised training in the production of sustainable wood, ending illegal exploitation and protecting local flora and fauna. 

Location: Fazenda Florestal Santa Maria, Estado do Mato Grosso, Brasil
Type: Reduction of emissions due to deforestation and forest degradation (UN-REDD+)
Credits: Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS)

IRANI Biomass Project 

The Irani biomass power station is a renewable energy project located in the Vargem Bonita municipality in Santa Catarina state, Brazil. The project consists of a 9.43MW biomass power station generating enough electricity to power the Irani paper mill. In addition to generating electricity from greenhouse gas neutral sources, it also does not produce methane emissions like those produced in landfill. 

Location: Vargem Bonita, Santa Catarina State, Brazil 
Type: Biomass power station 
Credits: Certified Emissions Reductions (CER) 

Furnas do Segredo Mini-Hydro-Electric Power Station Project 

The Furnas do Segredo Mini-Hydro-Electric Power Station is a renewable energy project located in the city of Jaguari in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. The project consists of a 9.8MW run-of-river mini hydroelectric power station connected to the electricity grid and registered as a Clean Development Mechanism according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. There were no negative environmental impacts with this project that produces no CO2 emissions, and which contributes to local and regional development. 

Location: Jaguari, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil
Type: Mini-Hydro-Electric Power Station 
Credits: Certified Emissions Reductions (CER) 

Braço Norte Hydro-Electric Project 

The Braço Norte Hydroelectric Project is a renewable energy project in the north of Mato Grosso state, Brazil. The project consists of a run-of-river mini hydroelectric power station connected to the local electricity grid and registered as a Clean Development Mechanism according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This mini hydroelectric power station, which uses the waters of the Braço Norte – a tributary of the Amazon, has an installed generating capacity of 14MW. By replacing electricity produced by oil and coal, this project will reduce CO2 emissions by 45,000 tonnes on average each year. 

Location: Mato Grosso, Brazil 
Type: Mini-Hydro-Electric Power Station 
Credits: Certified Emissions Reductions (CER)

Aquarius Hydroelectric Project

The Aquarius Hydroelectric Project is a renewable energy project in Itiquira, in Mato Grosso state, Brazil. The project consists of a run-of-river mini hydroelectric power station (without reservoir or flooding) connected to the local electricity grid. The project is registered as a Clean Development Mechanism according to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The mini-hydro-electric power station, which uses the waters of the Correntes river, has an installed generating capacity of 4.2MW. By replacing electricity produced by oil and coal, this project will reduce CO2 emissions by 15,000 tonnes.

Location: Mato Grosso, Brazil
Type: Mini-Hydro-Electric Power Station 
Credits: Certified Emissions Reductions (CER)