Public Consultation: Proposed Minimal Revisions to VMR0006 Methodology for Set up of Large Performance Firewood Cookstoves

Verra has introduced a public session to seek suggestions on proposed minor revisions to VMR0006 Methodology for Set up of Superior Effectiveness Firewood Cookstoves, v1.1.

VMR0006 is a revision to CDM methodology AMS-II.G., Energy performance measures in thermal applications of non-renewable biomass. VMR0006 applies to tasks that deploy improved thermal power technology equipment, together with cookstoves, ovens, and dryers.

The proposed small revisions to VMR0006 include the subsequent:

  • Editorial advancements, including a reference to the most up-to-date edition of AMS-II.G.
  • Updates to the next default values:
    • baseline machine efficiency
    • ordinary yearly intake of woody biomass
    • wooden-to-charcoal conversion factor
    • non-CO2 emission variable for wood fuel
  • A new strategy for the determination of undertaking stove efficiencies and
  • Incorporation of the Errata and Clarifications posted by Verra in Oct 2022.

Verra initiated a evaluation of VMR0006 brought on by a well-established concern relating to a misalignment involving VMR0006 and the hottest edition of the referenced CDM methodology (AMS-II.G.). The evaluate was conducted in accordance with the VCS Methodology Growth and Critique Process, v4.2, and decided that the methodology calls for a minimal revision.

This minor revision is distinctive from the ongoing development of the proposed VCS Consolidated Methodology for Enhanced Thermal Vitality Era Units (M0174) declared in June 2022, led by Environment Option, the expert appointed by Verra. Applicable reviews from this consultation may well also notify the ongoing development of this consolidated methodology, which Verra expects to release by the end of the calendar year.

Verra served as the main writer of the proposed minimal revisions to VMR0006, v1.1, soon after consulting with other industry experts in this space.

The grace interval for detailed initiatives to finish validation under the recent model of VMR0006 will end on 28 June 2023, three months from the release of this announcement, right after which jobs ought to complete validation below the revised methodology. Registered initiatives will be expected to change to the most current accepted model of the methodology at the challenge crediting period renewal, if applicable. All jobs have the option to switch to the revised methodology as soon as it is permitted.

Stakeholders are inspired to post suggestions to by 27 April 2023 utilizing the M0218 Remark Template.

Sherri Crump

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