Environmental markets

Mercuria seeks to be a leader in the carbon market
and is involved throughout the carbon value chain.

Carbon plays a central role in the convergence of world energy markets, hence carbon origination and trading complement Mercuria’s portfolio of activities. We are active on all major carbon exchanges and have lines for OTC deals with many end-users, including governments, utilities and industrial concerns.

In Europe we trade nearly 10% of the total annual carbon allocations. In North America, we trade RECs and nutrient credits that were recently introduced in Pennsylvania as a means of helping to safeguard the Chesapeake Bay environment.

Mercuria has been involved in the carbon markets since 2008, initially by assisting Chinese companies develop and monetize offsets from emissions reduction projects under the United Nations Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

We will participate in the upcoming Chinese Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), building up on our strong client base in the country as well as our experience from similar scheme in other regions of the world (EU, USA).