International Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Project

Energy Changes registers first ODS Project under US American Climate Action Reserve (CAR)
International Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Project

Energy Changes has achieved successful registration of  Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Destruction Project  at The Climate Action Reserve (CAR), US-based voluntary carbon emission reductions scheme.

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Project with ID “CAR826”  is the first registered project destroying the ODS sourced from end-of-life appliances from so called Article 5 Country.

Project has generated 89,834 tons of CO2 equivalents by destroying 12.583 ton of refrigerant gases recovered from old refrigerators in Mexico. Major compound of the gas mixture is CFC-12 which is, besides the ozone depleting potential, an extremely potent greenhouse gas – its Global Warming Potential (GWP) is 10,900 times higher than GWP of CO2.

The project is developed in cooperation with Oeko Service Luxembourg and a Mexican company operating an de-manufacturing plant for end-of-life electrical appliances.