Draft Methodology

Development ID#


Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


Under Development

VM0022 v.1.1 quantifies reductions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from cropping systems. The methodology is applicable to projects in the United States that optimize nitrogen fertilizer through the use of verifiable best management practices, specific to the crop, soil, and environmental conditions of the project.

The proposed methodology expands the scope to replacing synthetic nitrogen fertilizer with nitrogen that is biologically fixed within the growing season and removing the geographic limitations imposed by the current methodology.


The proposed methodology is being developed by Pivot Bio (opens on external site), Carbonomics, LLC (opens on external site), and Viresco Solutions (opens on external site). The methodology is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0163 in the subject line.