Project type: Biomass, Energy Efficiency
Project location: Switzerland
Project status: In operation, exclusive
Annual CO₂ reduction: 10'000 t CO2e
This carbon offset programme promotes switching from greenhouse heating with fossil fuels to heat generation with renewable resources. The goal of the funding programme is sustainable plant production through the reduction of carbon emissions due to the greenhouse heating. Greenhouse operations in Switzerland can avail themselves of the programme if a conversion takes place by 2027.
Many industrial greenhouses in Switzerland extend their growing season by heating with fossil fuels, such as natural gas, heating fuel or propane. This carbon-offset programme promotes the replacement of environmentally harmful fuels with wood, heat pumps, or by connecting these technologies to a combined heating system. Through the financial support of greenhouse operations, the programme seeks to lower the high investment threshold for renewable heating systems. By reducing the use of fossil fuels, the greenhouse gas emissions of Swiss greenhouses caused by heating will be lowered. The carbon-offset programme is managed by the Foundation myclimate and DM Energieberatung AG. It is being implemented thanks to grants from Foundation KliK.
Accredited ProCalor© advisers help the greenhouse operators develop a concept and variation study as well as with the subsequent programme registration. The carbon-offset programme assumes at least 25 per cent of study costs (programme participants assume 75 per cent). After the new heating system is successfully commissioned, the annual FOEN/SFOE-certified CO2 savings worth 115 francs per tonne of CO2 can be sold. An average annual income of 30,000 francs per hectare can be expected by the end of 2030.
Submit the registration form to myclimate at the latest before you sign a service or sales contract for a heating system based on renewable resource. The detailed acceptance criteria can be found on the registration form. The normal procedure for registering for the funding programme involves the following steps:
The funding programme is currently being examined by the FOEN/SFOE to determine its suitability as an offsetting programme under the CO2 Act. Provisional registration is already possible. Funding will be definitively committed after the CO2 offsetting programme is successfully approved and the CO2 certificates have been issued by the FOEN/SFOE
Enquiries regarding concept consultation can be made to the following accredited ProCalor© advisers:
Questions regarding programme registration and general questions regarding the carbon-offset programme:
40,000 MWh of renewable heat will be generated annually.
10,000 t CO2 will be saved annually.