Manufacturing of nitric acid is eligible if the GHG emissions (calculated according to the methodology used for EU-ETS benchmarks) associated to the production processes are lower than the values of the related EU-ETS benchmarks.
As of February 2020, the EU-ETS benchmarks values for the manufacturing of nitric acid are:
• ETS benchmark: 0.302 tCO2e/t
Manufacturing of ammonia is eligible if the two following thresholds are met:
• Scope 1 emissions lower than 1 tCO2/tAmmonia and • Combined CO2 emissions (scope 1 emissions and scope 2 emissions, from electricity consumed) lower than 1,3 tCO2/tAmmonia
For the calculation of the emissions from the manufacturing process of ammonia, both the steps: production of the intermediate product hydrogen and synthesis of the ammonia are considered. Scope 1 emissions include both emissions. GHG emissions must be calculated according to the methodology used for EU-ETS benchmarks.