ACO Trade

ACO Trade

AitherCO2 is a major trading house within environmental markets with an extensive presence worldwide.
With several years of experience in the emissions trading and one of the biggest environmental trading desks in the world, AitherCO2 guarantees fast and reliable services for customers and clients globally.
  • Trading Products: AitherCO2 offers a wide range of products to suit each client’s corporate strategy: spot trading, target price trading, futures trading, forwards trading, options trading.
  • Structured Products: Several advanced products are available to perfectly align your asset management with your business strategy: swaps, repo agreement, lending operations, borrowing operations, outsourching.
  • Offset Credits: A carbon offset represents a real and third-party verified reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or greenhouse gases made to compensate for or to offset an emission made somewhere else.
    One carbon offset represents the reduction of one metric ton of carbon dioxide or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases. Offsetting emissions through the use of offsets is both applicable to companies subject to compliance obligations as well as to the voluntary sector.

    Two markets exist for carbon offsets: the compliance market and the voluntary market.
    • Compliance Market: governments, companies and other entities that have to comply with their emissions obligations and respect predetermined caps operate in the compliance market. This market has been created in order to facilitate the compliance of the before mentioned entities with the obligations established under the Kyoto Protocol
    • Voluntary Market: companies, governments or individuals purchase carbon offsets to mitigate the negative consequences of their own greenhouse gas emissions as well as support projects in developing countries


    AitherCO2 is active in the offsetting market as a trader and advisor. AitherCO2 helps businesses in the assessment and identification of high-quality carbon offsets in order to guarantee authentic environmental benefits. We offer CERs, GS CERs, ERUs, VERs, GS VERs AND VCS VERs.

    AitherCO2's competitive advantage stems from its office in Dakar, through which we have direct control over CDM projects in Africa. This allows us to offer:
    • Direct access to exclusive projects
    • Projects with a high social welfare impact
    • Attractive credits at low prices
    • Assurance of quality of credits

    Our Projects
    • COOKING STOVE PROJECT, SENEGAL
      These ovens are used for cooking fish. New efficient ovens reduce the use of wood and lead to better working conditions as workers are not exposed to toxic smoke
    • CHARCOAL PRODUCTION, SENEGAL
      Peanut shells that were previously discarded as waste are turned into charcoal. Communities get low-cost access to energy while waste is reduced