When Pigs Fly

Fisher, Daniel
December 2006
Forbes Asia;12/11/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 21, p34
The article focuses on the profits gained from carbon trading campaigns against global warming. Ireland-based AgCert International collects methane from pig manure to generate electricity. The process yields carbon dioxide emissions, a weaker gas than methane, which sells for $11 per ton. Regarding the Clean Development Mechanism program which aims to eliminate freon, analyst Othmar Schwank stresses that several companies are stimulated to produce more freon to profit from carbon credits.


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