Woodcache PBC

Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV)

Skeptics welcome!

Woodcache’s approach to measuring, reporting, and verifying the amount of carbon we remove at each of our project sites is sufficiently granular to satisfy even the most skeptical stakeholder.

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Direct Accounting

All variables included

We strive to capture detailed information about every aspect of our operations’ impact. These measurements range from the direct emissions generated by equipment and transportation to more subtle variables, like co-benefits generated from our projects for local communities and indirect impacts from excavation and closure of our pits.

Direct measurement

More than 90% of our operations' impact can be directly observed and traced to independently verifiable estimates. Where this is not possible, we use the most conservative plausible values for the remaining variables.

Community Partners

Our projects are created in partnership with local communities, who are generally burdened by large volumes of non-merchantable waste wood and eager to dispose of it in a sustainable fashion.

Clear additionality

Our approach to biomass burial solves a massive problem for stewards of forested lands, who typically burn the wood we bury in order to prevent it from getting caught in an uncontrolled fire.

Transparent Monitoring

Reliable Data

We’ve made significant investments to support the capture and communication of material data to support every carbon credit we claim. 

Continuous monitoring

Our proprietary sensor suite measures moisture, temperature, methane, and a variety of other indicators.

Onsite Inspections

We verify the data provided by our sensors using instruments capable of detecting problematic particles at concentrations as small as one part per billion and distances of up to 600 feet.

Continuous Updates

We expect to continuously refine and streamline our approach to data collection, presentation, and verification as we move forward as we work towards our ambition of developing the most auditable projects in the world.

In-House Expertise

Expert Execution

Our team of experts is eager to engage with your questions, and hopes to be a collaborative resource to other project development teams.

Picture of Florentino de la Cruz, PhD

Florentino de la Cruz, PhD

Academic Advisor to Woodcache PBC.

Related Research

Decomposition of Forest Products Buried in Landfills

Key Takeaways

  • More lignified materials exhibit less anaerobic degradation in landfills.
  • No significant degradation was observed in wood samples, with the exception of oriented strand board (OSB) and Red Oak.
  • The carbon conversion of wood under landfill conditions is well below the recommended assumption in the 2006 IPCC Guidance.

Wood Biodegradation in Laboratory-Scale Landfills

Key Takeaways:

  • There was a significant difference in methane generation between hardwood and softwood species, even though cellulose concentrations were similar.
  • This may be because lignin polymers in hardwood species have lower structural integrity and are typically more easily degraded in chemical processes than softwood lignin.
  • Hardwoods contain both syringyl and guaiacl lignin units, while softwoods contain only guaiacyl lignin.