UER is a new instrument to achieve a significant GHG emission reduction in the transport fuel supply chain. Upstream emissions are defined as all GHG emissions taking place before the raw material for the fuel enters a refinery or processing plant. Projects reducing upstream emissions in any country in- or outside the European Union can generate UERs. The subsequent UER certificates may then be sold to fuel suppliers, to be counted towards their six percent reduction target. Especially under German and UK legislation, UERs are an important instrument in reducing emissions in this sector. This will continue to create high demand for UERs also beyond the year 2020.
Some examples of upstream emission reduction projects are:
To ensure the eligibility of projects and the accuracy of the achieved emission reductions, all plans for UER projects need to be validated, and all UERs resulting from such projects need to be verified. As an ISO 14065 accredited validation and verification body, Control Union Certifications Germany GmbH is recognised by the DEHst (Deutsche Emissionshandelsstelle) to execute validation and verification of UER projects. Contact us now to get your UER project started and/or your UERs ready for sale and contribute to a cleaner transport fuel supply chain.