This Methodology Determination (method) provides the rules for crediting emissions reductions achieved through the destruction of methane from decomposing waste at a landfill site as part of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). The method credits emissions reductions from combusting landfill gas in an electricity generator, with or without flaring. It also credits the conversion of landfill gas into biomethane for use as a natural gas substitute within Australia.
Existing landfill gas projects would be able to move to this new method if they meet the eligibility requirements.
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 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 Committee advises the Minister on whether the new or varied method meets the offsets integrity standards.
- Read about the Emissions Reduction Fund, including our department’s role.
- Read more about method development and available methods.