Carbon Offsets

A-Gas is a leading developer of high quality carbon offsets for the California Cap and Trade, Western Climate Initiative (WCI), and Voluntary carbon markets.  We work with entities that need to purchase carbon offsets  as well as those that are looking for the most environmentally friendly  and profitable, solution to their CFCs’ end of life.

The carbon offsets (CCOs) we develop for California and WCI are generated from the destruction of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS).  For this program we currently destroy CFC refrigerants like R-12, R-11, R-500, R-113 and R-114.

 A-Gas operates the only Plasma Arc Destruction Units (PDUs) in the United States that are approved for the generation of carbon offsets.  Our PDUs are located in Bowling Green, Ohio.  These PDUs are the cleanest, most environmentally friendly, end of life option for refrigerants because they can destroy these harmful ODS gases to an efficiency of 99.9999% with de minimis emissions, and no adverse environmental impacts.

Along with the destruction of CFCs to reduce GHG emissions, we offer the development of voluntary carbon offsets using the “Certified Reclaimed HFC Refrigerants and Advanced Refrigeration Systems” protocol developed by the American Carbon Registry.  This is an innovative approach developed by environmentalists and industry professionals that serve to advance the use of reclaimed HFCs rather than virgin material.

Who are our customers?

  • Entities that participate in California and WCI’s Carbon Cap and Trade program.
  • Entities that have a sustainability mandate or other requirement to purchase high quality voluntary carbon offsets.
  • Anyone that has stockpiled CFC refrigerants, or installed HVAC equipment (Chillers, etc.) that contain CFC refrigerants that are nearing the end of their useful life.


*Unless specifically documented, A-Gas retains the rights, ownership, and title to any and all environmental benefits for the reclaimed greenhouse gas that is purchased or sold by A-Gas.