Large emitters or buyers of carbon credits do not want to deal in small quantities. To overcome this limitation, Aggregators put together numerous carbon projects and “aggregate” the credits into larger lots for sale. Carbon Link is an aggregator.
Aggregators may operate in different ways, eg.
- They may buy all the credits and on-sell them (not Carbon Link)
- They may take one large project to the Government and make that up with lots of individual contracts (Carbon Link will do this).
- They may charge for all services.
- They may take carbon credits in lieu of payment for services . This is the most common approach in agriculture.