Verra is pleased to announce that the “Methodology for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Metal Production using Metal Bearing Wastes” is now open for public comment for 30 days until 19 February 2021.

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMG), a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends, has developed this methodology for the quantification of emission reductions that occur during the transition from primary manufacturing to secondary manufacturing of metals, metal oxides, or alloys.

Metal-bearing ores and minerals are available throughout the world and are mined on most continents as the primary source for the manufacturing of metals. The mining and metal manufacturing sector, or primary manufacturing, is historically known as an energy-intensive industry emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, to the atmosphere from mining activities alone. Alternatively, innovative and less energy-intensive processes, considered secondary manufacturing, are available to recycle and reclaim metals from metal-bearing waste with over 30% less CO2 equivalent emissions.

Public comments can be submitted to Verra Secretariat and will be accepted through 19 February 2021.