Development of a carbon sink through an afforestation project in Centre-Val de Loire

This project involves the afforestation of land that has been abandoned by agriculture. The afforestation, carried out between autumn 2021 and spring 2022, is a mixture of 9 deciduous and resinous varieties. This project is labelled “Bas-Carbone” and will result in the emission of carbon credits certified by the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTE).

Main project's drivers for reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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Energy and resource efficiency

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Energy Decarbonisation

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Energy efficiency improvements

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Improving efficiency in non-energy resources

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Emission removal

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Financing low-carbon issuers or disinvestment from carbon assets

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Reduction of other greenhouse gases emission

Project objectives

In a climate change context and within the framework of the “Bas-Carbone” Label, this afforestation project, to which iliad Group is exclusively contributing, will result in the emission of carbon credits certified by the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTE). This project should enable to store 5850 tCO2eq over the next 30 years.

Detailed project description

This is an afforestation project on abandoned agricultural land surrounding a house, located in a forest enclave. This afforestation will link two parts of a forested area.

It covers an area of 21.80 hectares, with a mixture of 9 deciduous and resinous varieties for a total of 27601 plants.

Emission scope(s)

on which the project has a significant impact

Scope 1

Direct emissions generated by the company's activity.

Scope 2

Indirect emissions associated with the company's electricity and heat consumption.

Scope 3

Emissions induced (upstream or downstream) by the company's activities, products and/or services in its value chain.

Emission Removal

Carbon sinks creation, (BECCS, CCU/S, …)

Avoided Emissions

Emissions avoided by the activities, products and/or services in charge of the project, or by the financing of emission reduction projects.

Total emissions reductions that can be generated by the project = Anticipated emissions reductions “forest” + Anticipated emissions reductions “products” + Anticipated indirect emissions reductions.

EERTotal = AERforest +AERproducts +IERsubstitution

Total emissions reductions that can be generated by the project attributable to iliad Group = 5850 tCO2 (or an average of 195 tCO2/year or almost 9 tCO2/ha/year)

Emissions reductions attributed to iliad Group are voluntarily lower than the total EERs that can be generated by the project (safety reduction applied by STOCK CO2).

Key points

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Invested amount

154 348 €

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Starting date of the project

Soil preparation and planting between autumn 2021 and spring 2022

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Project localisation

La Celle-Guenand, Centre Val de Loire

Project maturity level

Prototype laboratory test (TRL 7)

Real life testing (TRL 7-8)

Pre-commercial prototype (TRL 9)

Small-scale implementation

Medium to large scale implementation

The project is already planted and labelled “Bas-Carbone” by the Ministry of Ecological Transition

Economic profitability of the project (ROI)

Short term (0-3 years)

Middle term (4-10 years)

Long term (> 10 years)

Obtaining the “Bas-Carbone” Label for the project is conditioned by the economic additionality of the project following an economic analysis carried out by STOCK CO2, validated by the authority (MTE), and demonstrating that the project is less profitable than the absence of the project.

Illustrations of the project

Socio-economic: The companies that carried out the work are located within 100km of the offset project

Soil preservation: Maximum soil preservation is ensured by the slash left on site after harvesting and light tillage

Biodiversity: The afforestation of these plots will create a continuity of forest cover and facilitate the movements of wildlife.

This project complies with the “Afforestation” method of the Bas-Carbone Label, approved by the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTE). STOCK CO2 develops numerous “Bas-Carbone” projects of the same type as a representative, and is the 1st forestry operator of the “Bas-Carbone” label for the last 2 years with 35% of the labelled volumes (tCO2eq).

The iliad Group has chosen STOCK CO2 for its portfolio of forestry and agricultural “Bas-Carbone” Label projects for the years 2021-2022.

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Project URL links

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Contact the company carrying the project :

STOCK CO2 on behalf of the iliad Group

iliad Group
Paul Jumentier

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