RO1000486: Chemgas Nitrous Oxide Abatement Project
Last updated 29 Mar 13
ITL project ID RO1000486
Project title Chemgas Nitrous Oxide Abatement Project
Project location Ialomita Slobozia
Host Party Romania
Other Party Sweden
Type of Project Large Scale
Fee to be paid 20,000 USD
Sectoral scope(s) 5: Chemical industry
"Track" 1
LULUCF project No
Total Emission reductions expected 538014.0 t CO2 equivalent
Crediting period 01 Mar 2012 - 31 Dec 2012
Project information provided by host Party Project documentation:
PDD Chemgas (1679 KB)
Determination Report (902 KB)
Letter of Approval-Romania (305 KB)
Verification Report 2012 (3483 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. 
The baseline emissions were 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. Chemgas Holding Corporation S.R.L. located in the city of Slobozia, County of Ialomita, Romania. S.C. Chemgas Holding Corporation 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.
Current status of the project Operational
Total verified emission reductions 286492.0 t CO2 equivalent
Additional information (as appropriate)