Biogenic CO2 emissions

According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) and the Protocol for the quantification of greenhouse gas emissions from waste management activities, CO2 produced by combustion of biogas recovered and channelled by flaring or in de cogeneration processes must be reported as zero.

This is because this gas comes from the decomposition of products containing organic matter from animal or vegetable sources which was recovered by living organisms, and which therefore belongs to a carbon neutral cycle.

However, the protocol recommends quantification and reporting of Biogenic CO2.

2009 (base year) 2014 2015 2016
Construction 1,191 53,339 52,143 59,149
Services 33,108 43,672 29,553 44,322
34,299 97,010 81,696 103,471