luni, martie 08, 2010

BM&F BOVESPA Holds frist Voluntary Carbon Credit Market Auction

Sale will offer 180,000 carbon credits managed by the Social Carbon Company

SAO PAULO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange - BM&FBOVESPA will hold on 08 April 2010, a voluntary carbon credit market auction. A total amount of 180,000 voluntary carbon units from projects managed by the Social Carbon Company will be auctioned.

The emission reductions were generated from 8 renewable biomass projects administered by the Social Carbon Company in ceramic factories. These plants are located in the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo (Panorama, Pauliceia), Para (Sao Miguel do Guama), Pernambuco (Lajedo, Paudalho), Sergipe (Itabaiana), Minas Gerais (Ituiutaba), and Rio de Janeiro (Itaborai). The projects involve fuel switching to renewable biomass fuels like sugarcane bagasse, acai seeds, and rice husks, among others. The carbon credits have been validated by certified entities authorized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The auction will be held in three sessions, with a lot traded per session. The initial bidding prices will be indicated by lots that vary in accordance to the vintages and are priced at BRL 10.00 to BRL 12.00 per unit. The first transaction will occur at 1:00 p.m. (Brazil Time) and will be carried out by BM&FBOVESPA's Carbon Credit Trading System. The financial settlement will be coordinated by Liquidez DTVM brokerage house.

BM&FBOVESPA's Carbon Credit Market
The Brazilian Exchange has previously organized two carbon credit auctions in 2007 and 2008. Both auctions offered Certified Emissions Reductions (CERs), held by the Sao Paulo Municipal Government, and generated by the Bandeirantes and Sao Joao landfill projects.

The objective of BM&FBOVESPA's carbon market is to foment carbon credit trading in Brazil within an organized trading environment. It also provides Brazilian companies an opportunity to sell their GHG emission reduction projects in the country. The Exchange's trading platform offers global participants a secure, transparent, and efficient trading atmosphere with competitive prices.

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