“Greenhouse gas” is a term commonly used to describe gasses in Earth’s atmosphere, such as water vapour, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. These gasses absorb and emit radiation within the thermal infrared range, a process that is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect.
AIM is at the forefront for commercializing Voluntary Emission Reduction Greenhouse Gas offset credits, using in-vessel composting for the treatment and processing of organic waste to generate these credits. Treating organic waste aerobically into a stabilized end product avoids the methane generated by traditional waste disposal methods such as landfill.
AIM has successfully quantified and verified approximately 450,000 tonnes of offset credits under the VER program through management of organic waste contracts. Approximately 150, 000 tonnes of these credits have been sold to companies looking to reduce or neutralize their environmental footprint.
As the greenhouse gas reduction offset market continues to evolve from voluntary to mandatory reduction and market pricing, AIM will continue to use its operations management system to readily quantify the potential offsets generated and provide the financial benefits achieved through a reduction in greenhouse gasses.