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One Emission Reduction Unit (ERU) equates to an emission reduction of one tonne of CO2 equivalent.


ERUs are generated by a Joint Implementation project and allow countries to claim credit for investment in other developed countries.  The ERUs go to the investor country while the emission allowances of the host country are reduced by the same amount. Typical projects include fuel switching, methane capture and re-use, energy efficiency improvements and renewable projects.

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Trade Execution
For those customers that want a simple Trade Execution only service – we buy and sell Environmental products on a fixed or floating basis. Shell serves as market maker.
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Additional risk management services to help you manage the cost of emissions compliance.

Structured Deal
Value identification and tailored deals to capture value in your emissions portfolio.
Project Offtake
Shell originates and offers unit contingent (secondary offtake) credits to sophisticated buyers interested in taking on offset project risk.
Project Developer
Shell offers CER offtake and process management services to CDM project developers.