Development of a carbon sink by planting an orchard in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

This project involves the planting of an organic orchard. The planting, carried out between autumn 2020 and spring 2021, was carried out with almond trees. 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 orchard planting project, to which iliad Group is exclusively contributing, will result in the emission of carbon credits certified by the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTE). The project should reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 396 tCO2eq over the next 20 years.

Detailed project description

This is an organic orchard planting of almond trees project. It covers an area of 9.35 hectares, for a total of 2580 almond 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.

Emission Absorption : Anticipated greenhouse gas emissions avoided, attributable to the iliad Group = 396 tCO2 (or an average of 20 tCO2/year or almost 2 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

17 804 €

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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

Châteauneuf-du-Rhône, Auvergne Rhône Alpes

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

Organic farming certification: This project is certified as organic farming, thus contributing to soil and biodiversity preservation through related practices, which gives it an overall co-benefits score of 100% according to the “Bas-Carbone” Label methodology.

This project complies with the “Orchard planting” 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 operator to have labelled orchard planting projects.

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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Contact the company carrying the project :

STOCK CO2 on behalf of the iliad Group

iliad Group
Paul Jumentier

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