AgCert™, was headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and founded in 2002 for the specific purpose of generating large scale greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.
AgCert's proprietary systems and processes included a United Nations-approved methodology for the reduction of GHG emissions from modified animal waste management systems.
The ratification of the Kyoto Protocol has created demand for certified emission reductions (CERs). The purchase of CERs enables GHG emitters, including countries and commercial entities such as power generators, to keep their emissions within limits determined as part of the Kyoto Protocol and the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). AgCert's ability to aggregate large volumes of CERs gave the company early strategic advantages in the rapidly evolving GHG emission trading markets.
AgCert™ developed agriculture's unique potential for providing CERs to the market.
Agriculture is responsible for around 20 per cent of the world's annual greenhouse gas emissions. AgCert™ expected to be a leading supplier of CERs from this sector and commenced CDM greenhouse gas emissions reduction activities in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile.