Evaluation Tool for Reforestation and Afforestation-based Carbon Sequestration Projects in the United States

Kant, Z., M. Bennett and S. Mooney

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Evaluation Tool) is designed to estimate the following for reforestation and afforestation projects: the expected carbon gains (live tree, standing dead tree, understory, down dead wood and forest floor) from the project activities; the present value of potential carbon revenue based on the expected carbon gains; the present value of the expected sampling costs attributable to measuring above ground carbon; the net present value of the potential carbon revenue and expected sampling costs. The Evaluation Tool is designed to provide first-order estimates of expected carbon revenue and expected carbon measurement costs that are unique to reforestation and afforestation based carbon sequestration projects

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Technical Document

Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory