RO1000219: DonauChem Nitrous Oxide Abatement Project
Last updated 05 Apr 13
ITL project ID RO1000219
Project title DonauChem Nitrous Oxide Abatement Project
Project location Turnu Magurele
Host Party Romania
Other Party Netherlands
Type of Project
Fee to be paid
Sectoral scope(s) 5: Chemical industry
"Track" 1
LULUCF project No
Total Emission reductions expected 1728852.0 t CO2 equivalent
Crediting period 01 Jul 2009 - 31 Dec 2012
Project information provided by host Party Project documentation:
PDD Donauchem (1958 KB)
JI Determination Report (801 KB)
Letter of Approval from Netherlands (148 KB)
LoA from Romania (2171 KB)
Verification Report 2009, 2010 (160 KB)
Verification Report 2010, 2011, 2012 (840 KB)
Verification Report 2012 (851 KB)

Project related text:
The project involves the installation of a secondary catalyst to abate N2O emissions inside the ammonia oxidation reactor at nitric acid production. Due to high temperature and the presence of the secondary catalyst, the N2O previously formed is converted into nitrogen (N2) and oxygen (O2). Prior to the project implementation waste N2O was released into the atmosphere, as it does not have any economic value or toxicity. In the absence of the project the release of N2O emissions would continue since its emissions are currently not regulated in the host country. 
The baseline emissions are determined by measuring the N2O emission factor (kg N2O/tonne HNO3) during a complete production cycle (campaign) before project implementation. The baseline emissions will be dynamically adjusted from activity levels on an ex-post basis through monitoring the amount of nitric acid production. Project N2O emissions are monitored directly in real time by an Automatic Monitoring System. 
While the project considerably reduces N2O emissions, it will neither increase nor decrease direct emissions of other air pollutants. The project does not impact the local communities or access of services in the area, and will not cause any job losses at the plant.
The project is implemented at the nitric acid production plant of S.C. Donau Chem S.R.L. located in the city of Turnu Magurele, County of Teleorman, Romania. S.C. Donau Chem S.R.L. is a member of InterAgro Group, which focuses on the production and trade of agricultural products and fertilizers. The JI project is developed and supported by MGM International, an experienced developer of GHG emission reduction projects.

According to the LoA from Netherlands attached, the other Party involved in this project is Netherlands. At the moment of initial PDD preparation and also at the determination stage the other Party involved identified by project participants was Sweden and hence the difference between the initial documents and the information presented.
Current status of the project Operational
Total verified emission reductions 1402287.0 t CO2 equivalent
Additional information (as appropriate)