BLUEdot Carbon Offsets fund three main types of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Projects:
Renewable Energy, Carbon Capture, and Carbon Capture and Conversion.
Reforestation carbon offsets battle climate change by partnering with organizations dedicated to planting and restoring areas affected by deforestation. When trees are cut down, we lose valuable allies in the fight against global warming. Trees are able to absorb and store, or sequester, huge amounts of carbon dioxide and are vital to counteracting the build up of carbon in our atmosphere. Just one acre of mature trees can capture 2.6 tons of carbon dioxide every year.
Carbon capture and conversion
Farmstead methane capture
This type of carbon offset focuses on collecting the methane gas emitted from manure and other farmstead waste and turning it into renewable sources of energy. Methane is the main ingredient in natural gas and can be burned to produce heat and electricity. Farmstead capture also reduces the amount of methane, a greenhouse gas twenty-five times more potent than carbon dioxide, being released into the atmosphere.
Landfill methane capture
Landfill capture, like farmstead, focuses on trapping and utilizing methane gas as a source of renewable energy. Methane is produced in landfills as trash rots and decomposes. As the methane rises, it is captured in pipes and burned to create heat and electricity and can even be used to power garbage trucks. There are already 500 landfill capture sites in the United States with a potential for 500 more. Altogether, these sites could produceenough electricity to power 688,000 homes.