Africa CDM Projects

Cookstove Distribution

Traditional cookstoves and open fires are the primary means of cooking for over 3 billion people. From those, over 4 million people die prematurely from illnesses associated with household air pollution. Our cookstove distribution project is aimed at promoting improved cookstove (ICS) technology to households in Africa by replacing existing traditional cookstoves with our wood/charcoal ICS cookstoves. The use of inefficient cookstoves not only leads to health burden, but it is also intertwined with other development themes such as gender and climate change. Our ICS products are more efficient in transferring heat from the fuel to the pot; thus, saving fuel (either firewood or charcoal) compared to the traditional stoves currently used by households. By replacing inefficient stoves, the project will save on consumption of biomass (the dominant fuel used for cooking in Africa) and provide cleaner indoor air for households in Africa.

Water Purifier System Distribution

In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the right of every human to water and sanitation. Water is the bedrock of sustainable development: from achieving energy and food security as well as human and environmental health, water is at the heart of everyone’s daily life.  The water purifier system distribution project is to provide those in need with access to clean water technologies that achieve water quality levels equivalent to boiled water. The project eliminates the demand for non-renewable biomass and fossil fuels required for water boiling; thus, reducing the rate of deforestation connected to biomass fuel consumption. In addition, lessened demand for biofuels will yield a reduction in local pollution, improve indoor air quality, and decrease the discharge of harmful gases that contribute to climate change.


End users making use of cookstoves and water purifier systems sponsored and provided by CERPD will be directly reducing the consumption of fuel wood burned indoor. Thus, our projects help to reduce the emission of harmful pollutants and greenhouse gasses, an important improvement as air pollution has been proven to have a direct correlation with respiratory illness and mortality rates worldwide, especially among women and children.

The estimated emission reductions from CDM projects that CERPD directly invests in will be more than 1-2 Million tCO2 per year. The CERs will be converted to KOCs for use in K-ETS.

Seoul PV (photovoltaic) Power Plant CDM Project

The Seoul PV power plant project was developed by Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd. The total installed capacity of the PV power plant is about 1.3 MW.

Consisting of 5,658 PV panels (230wp), the PV power plant is expected to generate 1,822 MWh per year. The electricity generated by the plant will be provided to Korea’s power grid.

This project is expected to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions by an estimate of 1,321 tCO2e per year. CERPD registered the project in the UN as a CDM project.

Hyundai Steel Waste Energy Cogeneration VCS Project

The Hyundai Steel Waste Energy Recovery Co-generation Project is a 800MW cogeneration plant at Hyundai Steel, which was developed by Hyundai Green power Co., Ltd.

The project utilizes surplus waste gases, including BFG (Blast Furnace Gas), COG (Coke Oven Gas), and LDG (Converter Gas), produced by steel to generate electricity. The waste gases created by steel are reused by the steel mill and the rest are consumed by the power plant. 

Through this project, approximately 5 million MWh of electricity will be sent to the power grid, and about 1.3 million tons of steam will be produced and sent to the steel mill. The estimated annual carbon reduction from this project is around 3.2 million tCO2.

Daegu Bangcheon-Ri Landfill Gas Pre-CDM Project (VCS)

The Municipal Solid Wastes (MSW) landfill in Daegu began accepting refuse from 1990 and has since been filled to its capacity of 14,700,000 tons of MSW. This landfill site is slated for expansion with the expectation that it will accept another 9,144,710 tons of MSW by 2026.

Daegu Bangcheon-Ri Landfill Gas Project is a project that captures gas from the landfill and refines it for supply to the Korea District Heating Corporation to produce thermal energy. The resultant energy is then supplied to users.

This project was the first from South Korea to be registered on the Verified Carbon Standard Marketplace. The estimated carbon reduction is 404,872 tCO2.

Supply of Biomass Products – Wood Pellets

Biomass is used as a fuel in power plants for the generation of electricity, industrial boilers to generate the steam or smaller stoves for heating. CERPD is sourcing and distributing globally up to 100,000 MT of biomass, mainly wood pellets, with a vast array of specifications and energy content on an annual basis.

We are committed to traceable and sustainable sourcing of biomass to improve the environmental profile of energy generation, sustainable land use, and protection of natural biospheres. The supply and customer base that we have built is aligned with this commitment.