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Freedom to enjoy your yacht’s potential, matched by action to balance her carbon emissions. Leadership in action
Yacht Carbon Offset provides a clear, auditable way to offset the “carbon footprint” of a yacht’s engines and generators, without restricting cruising freedom. The service is relevant for Owners or Charterers wishing to minimise their yacht’s environmental impact, or when cruising in sensitive areas.
How it works
The “pay as you go” service is calculated from the fuel quantities you specify, whether for a single charter or for a season’s cruising. There’s no onboard equipment and no long term obligation for the yacht.
Tonne for tonne, your calculated emissions are matched by equivalent greenhouse gas reductions from projects such as renewable power. Each project depends on the carbon funding, so you know that your action makes a real impact on net emissions.
Your offset payment provides essential funding for the specific emission reduction projects detailed on our website. Greenhouse Gas savings achieved by these projects are verified to the highest standards by independent audit companies such as TÜV, DNV and SGS. Examples include:
The project is a geothermal power plant, comprising three turbines with a combined installed capacity of 25.2 MW, and can generate over 160,000 MWh per annum. The project utilises the geological resources at the site to generate renewable power, which is then dispatched to the relatively carbon-intensive Guatemalan electricity Grid. Benefits: Emissions reductions and sustainable development
Biomass Cogeneration, Nicaragua
The project is a cogeneration (combined heat and power) plant located at a sugar cane mill in Chinandega Department. The fuel is bagasse, a by-product of the sugar production process, and the cogeneration plant is designed both to maximise the efficiency with which this material is used as a renewable energy source, and to supply additional exports of electricity to the local grid, thereby displacing local fossil-fuelled generation plant.
Yacht Carbon Offset is regularly audited across the full scope of it s service delivery and has achieved Lloyds Register Quality Assurance Certification.