This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions achieved by capturing biogas generated from wastewater treatment under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The method credits the capture and combustion of the biogas to avoid emitting large amounts of methane into the atmosphere. It also credits the conversion of captured biogas into biomethane for use as a natural gas substitute within Australia.
Using the method
To use this method and take part in the ERF, you need to apply to the Clean Energy Regulator. The Regulator develops the methods and manages project registration, compliance and crediting of emissions reductions for projects under the ERF.
Visit the Regulator’s website for:
- information on the method and how to use it
- project planning guidance, including eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Consultation on the method
The Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) conducts public consultation before giving advice about making or varying a method. Once finalised the ERAC advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.
A minor variation to the method was made in 2015. ERAC advice is not required for minor variations.
- Read about the Emissions Reduction Fund, including our department’s role.
- Read more about method development and available methods.