Oncra operates as an open-source platform, grounded in well-established and scientifically validated methodologies.
Our 3-step process
Our strict 3-step process—comprising quantification, certification, and verification—ensures the reliability of carbon removal projects. The duration of this process varies, spanning from weeks to months, depending upon the volume of applications received. The efficiency of the process is influenced by the transparency of the applicant and the comprehensiveness of the information and data provided. It is important to note that a ‘Know-Your-Customer’ background check is conducted.
Use our open calculation estimation model to collect real-life data and work out your business case. Do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. The more precise your quantification of compensation, the higher the likelihood of receiving a positive project assessment.
Provide justification and project data alongside your quantification to receive a validated certification report. After positive validation by the Oncra team, we will contact you to set up an Oncra Carbon Accounting Agreement (OCAA). This agreement outlines, among others, the stipulations and rules for monitoring and verification of the quantified net carbon removal benefit. A carbon accounting fee will be agreed upon that covers the expenses of validation, verification, monitoring and registry.
All data you submit will be independently verified by a third-party expert according to the Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) criteria specific to the Carbon Removal Protocol used. Depending on the Carbon Removal Protocol used, multiple verification or auditing rounds may take place.
Additionally, we employ a ‘doughnut check’ to assess whether a project operates within planetary boundaries, in line with the domain-specific criteria listed in the Oncra Carbon Removal Protocols. ONCRA’s Carbon Removal Certificates (CRCs) contribute to numerous Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by fostering benefits such as increased biodiversity, clean water, and meaningful job creation. This approach reflects ONCRA’s commitment to a holistic and regenerative outcome.
Carbon accounting certification diagram
The schematic overview below shows the different steps and components of the verification, certification and reporting process. All claims made are verified and registered. After certification, the claims are followed up and reported