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ACR Methodology for N2O Emissions Reductions from Reduced Use of Fertilizer

Nov 15, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
3:30 – 5:00 EST / 12:30 – 2:00 PST


Winrock’s American Carbon Registry (ACR) recently approved a new Methodology for Quantifying Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions Reductions from Reduced Use of Nitrogen Fertilizer on Agricultural Crops.   
This new methodology, developed jointly by Michigan State University (MSU) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), makes it possible for corn farmers in the 12 states of the North Central Region of the United States to participate in carbon markets by creating greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets by reducing the amount of nitrogen they use to fertilize their crops. These offsets can be sold to other carbon market participants to meet GHG emission reduction targets or requirements.
Please join ACR for this webinar to learn from the methodology authors, Neville Millar and Phil Robertson of MSU, how to develop and implement offset projects based on the ACR methodology. The webinar will cover the specifics of the methodology, including eligible activities and geography, emission reduction quantification, monitoring and verification, and project registration on ACR. The webinar also will include presentations by Nicholas Martin of ACR and Adam Diamant of EPRI. .
Nitrogen fertilizers represent one of the largest sources of GHG emissions from global agricultural production, resulting in significant emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), a GHG with approximately 300 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide (CO2). Corn is among the most intensive uses of fertilizer, both per acre and in total use, and represents a significant opportunity for nitrogen use efficiencies that could reduce emissions as well as farmers’ input costs while maintaining yields.