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Conocimiento y experiencia en aplicación del Protocolo de Gases de Efecto Invernadero para entender, cuantificar y gestionar las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero


Oferta Tecnológica
Una pyme española que contribuye a evitar el cambio climático y el calentamiento global ofrece su conocimiento y experiencia en aplicación del Protocolo de Gases de Efecto Invernadero (GHG Protocol) y desarrollo de nuevos análisis del cambio climático y riesgos climáticos extremos para actividades formativas y servicios tecnológicos. La empresa busca socios (gestores medioambientales, organismos de certificación/inspección, autoridades y asociaciones) con el fin de establecer acuerdos de cooperación técnica e I+D para adaptar las metodologías a situaciones y requisitos específicos.


Knowledge and expertise in applying the Greenhouse Gas Protocol to understand, quantify and manage greenhouse gas emissions
A Spanish SME aimed to contribute to avoid the climate change and global warming offers its knowledge and expertise in applying the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) and in the development of novel climate change and extreme weather risk assessments, for training activities and technological services. They seek partners for technical and R-Y-D agreements to adapt the methodologies to specific situations and requirements.
One of the main problems of actual society is air contamination produced by burning fossil fuels, which emit carbon dioxide. Pollution by carbon dioxide together with other contaminants (e.g. CH4, NOX,) has a high environmental impact (e.g. global warming, effects on health, etc.).

The Kyoto Protocol (1997) is an international agreement linked to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which commits its parties by setting internationally binding emission reduction targets. The objective of this agreement is to fight global warming by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere.

In order to reduce GHG emission, the EU has committed to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% on 1990 levels.

Industries and organizations of countries compromised with the Kyoto Protocol have to register their carbon emissions. The capture of carbon data and, once they have it, its conversion into reports for third-parties is often difficult.

There are several methods available regional and internationally for the quantification and reporting of GHG.

Some of the international standards used are the ISO 14064-1 and 14069 which set the general principles applicable to all methods. Other regional and national policies are also applied, e.g. UNE-EN 16258 (Spain) for the declaration on energy consumption and GHG emissions in transport or the Bilan Carbone® method (France, 2004) for quantifying GHG emissions for organizations.

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the leading international standard for how to measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions. It offers developing countries an internationally accepted management tool to help their businesses to compete in the global marketplace and their governments to make informed decisions about climate change. The use of GHG Protocol can play a role in significant global GHG emission reductions.

The increase in GHG emissions has produced an increase in Earth´s temperature, nine of the tenth warmest years on record have occurred since 2000, and the number of extreme events has increased (e.g. tsunamis, floods).

Development of new risk studies to assess the vulnerability to climate change and extreme weather events would be very useful in different sectors and need to be incorporated as a risk in decision-making. Moreover, incorporation of the results in organizations´ decision making processes will help them adapt to climate change and save money (prevent the impacts is cheaper than rebuilding after an extreme weather event).

A Spanish SME with the aim of contributing to avoid climate change and global warming would like to establish technical agreements or R-Y-D -Y- innovation collaborations to adapt the methodologies they have developed for each of the following services to specific situations and requirements:

- Identification of GHG emissions in companies.
- Calculation and development of GHG inventory in companies following the GHG Protocol.
- Definition of a carbon footprint reduction plan for companies.
- Registration in the National Register of carbon footprint.
- Follow-up report and annual seal renewal.
- Development of sectorial guides for the calculation and registration of GHG emissions following the GHG Protocol.
- Training courses about the use of the GHG Protocol (GHG information; calculation methods; specific calculation tools for each sector; and technical capacities for the development and analysis of inventories, reduction projects, absorption and compensation of GHG).
- Development of novel climate change and extreme weather risk assessments in container terminals with/without dangerous goods.

This kind of cooperation could be established with industry environmental managers, certification/inspection bodies and authorities and associations.
Advantages and Innovations:
Dealing with all legal requirements involved in carbon footprint reporting and the development of strategies for GHG emissions reduction is often difficult. The company responsible for the technology offer uses the standards and tools of the GHG Protocol that have the following advantages:

- It allows the calculation and development of the inventory of greenhouse gases (GHG).
- The method is accepted in the national registry of carbon footprint.
- Satisfaction of legal requirements.
- Simplifies GHG inventory.
- Treats direct and indirect emissions (e.g. activities for the extraction and production of raw materials and their transport).
- Provides information to plan management and reduction strategies.
- Allows the development and validation of sectorial guides with international diffusion and recognition.

Furthermore the documentation obtained when implementing the GHG Protocol and the use of the "Built on GHG Protocol" mark have the following economic advantages:

- Free advertisement via national administrations through the carbon footprint registry.
- Priority in public contracts.
- Reduces GHG inventory costs.
- Energy costs reduction.
- Facilitates transparency in the accounting system.

On the other hand the incorporation of potential future climate change impacts to the design of container terminals is a new area of study. The climate change and extreme weather risk assessments have the following advantages:

- Better planning and responsible risk management.
- Save money (preventing is cheaper than rebuilding).
- Identify opportunities for improving data collection, operations or design.
- Assist in project prioritization.
- Adaptive Capacity to adjust to climate changes.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
Secret Know-how

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
For research collaboration agreements any kind of partner will be welcome, university, technology centre or companies.

For the technical agreements, the potential partners could be any kind of industry of any sector.


Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Languages Spoken:


Technology Keywords:
10002003 Captura y almacenamiento de CO2
10002008 Medición y detección de la contaminación
10002004 Reducción del cambio climático
10002007 Tecnología / ingeniería medioambiental
10002013 Tecnologías verdes / producción limpia