Sectoral Scope

8. Mining/Mineral production

Outcome Label



Approved 31 March 2009

This methodology quantifies the emissions reductions generated by pre-draining methane from an active open cast mining operation.  Pre-drainage prevents methane from being emitted into the atmosphere during mining and provides GHG emissions reductions.  The methodology quantifies GHG emission reductions by providing an approach to determine the quantity of methane that would be released without the project.

This methodology is a revision of the CDM ACM0008 Consolidated methodology for coal bed methane, coal mine methane and ventilation air methane capture and use for power (electrical or motive) and heat and/or destruction through flaring of flameless oxidation to include open cast mining operations.

Document History

Assessment Reports

Public Comment

This methodology was open for public comment from 18 May 2009 until 16 June 2009. Public comments are closed.