CIIP resources and links

This page contains supporting documentation for the CleanBC Industrial Incentive Program, including general and sector-specific guidance, calculators, tutorials, benchmarks and more.

Sector guidance documents and calculators

Detailed sector-specific guidance has been developed to outline how emissions, fuels and production data should be calculated and reported for CIIP purposes. To correctly complete a CIIP application and avoid delays in processing your application, it is important to follow this guidance. 

 

Sector Guidance Document (PDF) Calculator (XLSX)
Aluminum Sector Guidance (465KB) Calculator (221KB)
Bituminous Coal Sector Guidance (431KB) Calculator (221KB)
Cement Sector Guidance (423KB) Calculator (222KB)
Chemical Sector (hydrogen peroxide) Guidance (425KB) Calculator (226KB)
District Energy Sector Guidance (427KB) Calculator (358KB)
Forged Steel Balls Sector Guidance (411KB) Calculator (222KB)
Greenhouses Sector Guidance (533KB) Calculator (227KB)
Gypsum Sector Guidance (404KB) Calculator (222KB)
Lead-Zinc Smelting Sector Guidance (428KB) Calculator (223KB)
Lime Sector Guidance (460KB) Calculator (224KB)
Metal Ore Mining Sector Guidance (466KB) Calculator (225KB)
Oil and Gas Sector Guidance (924KB) Calculator (364KB) 
Petroleum Refineries Sector Guidance (470KB)  Calculator (225KB)
Petroleum Products Sector Guidance (397KB) Calculator (222KB)
Pulp and Paper Sector Guidance (497KB) Calculator (230KB)
Rendering Sector Guidance (464KB) Calculator (224KB)
Steel Wire Sector Guidance (468KB) Calculator (223KB)
Sugar Refining Sector Guidance (446KB) Calculator (225KB)
Wood Products Sector Guidance (585KB) Calculator (239KB)

 

Sector benchmarks and thresholds

The CIIP payments to applicants are based on how close their emissions intensity is to a world-leading performance benchmark. The emissions intensity benchmarks were developed and informed through a thorough assessment and modeling of leading technologies and practices globally. The benchmarking studies were conducted by third-party consultants in collaboration with industry stakeholders. 

Benchmarks will be reviewed every five years to ensure they are current and to ensure the factors used to determine them continue to reflect global best practices. The first benchmark period applies  from 2020 to 2024 program year. 

Facilities that are above the benchmark, but below the eligibility threshold for their sector may receive a partial incentive. The eligibility thresholds for most industrial sectors are set at two times the provincial weighted average for the product or activity.

 

IIP Sector NAICS Code Product Benchmark Threshold Units of Product
Aluminum smelting 331313 Smelting: aluminum 1.87 Confidential* tCO2e/t aluminum
Bituminous Coal 212114 Mining: coal 0.063 0.132 tCO2e/t coal
Cement 327310 Cement equivalent 0.69 Confidential* tCO2e/t cement equivalent
Chemicals 325189 Chemicals: pure hydrogen peroxide 0.86 Confidential* tCO2e/t pure hydrogen peroxide
District Energy 221330 Delivered heat 0.065 Confidential* tCO2e /MWh delivered heat
Forged Steel Balls 331511 Forged Steel balls (<3.5” diameter) 0.080 Confidential* tCO2e/t steel balls
Forged Steel Balls 331511 Forged Steel balls (>4” diameter) 0.085 Confidential* tCO2e/t steel balls
Greenhouses 111419 Eligible plants – growing area 578 Confidential* tCO2e/hectare of eligible plants-growing area
Greenhouses 111412 Cannabis – growing area 707 In progress tCO2e/hectare of cannabis plants-growing area
Gypsum 327420 Gypsum wallboard 0.093 Confidential* tCO2e/1000 square feet of gypsum wallboard
Lead-Zinc Smelting 331410 Smelting: lead-zinc 1.27 Confidential* tCO2e/t lead-zinc
Lime 327410 Lime at 94.5% CaO and lime kiln dust 0.954 Confidential* tCO2e/t lime at 94.5% CaO and lime kiln dust
Metal Ore Mining 212220, 212233 Mining: copper equivalent, open pit 1.19 4.11 tCO2e/t copper equivalent
Metal Ore Mining 212220, 212233 Mining: copper equivalent, underground 1.31 Confidential* tCO2e/t copper equivalent
Metal Ore Mining 212220, 212233 Gold equivalent 3,536.6 6,430.1 tCO2e/t gold equivalent
Metal Ore Mining 212220, 212233 Silver equivalent 100.31 Confidential* tCO2e/t silver equivalent
Oil and Gas 211110, 
486210
Processing sour gas – oil equivalent 0.0176 0.0848 tCO2e/m3OE production
Oil and Gas 211110, 
486210
Processing sweet gas  – oil equivalent 0.0080 0.0848 tCO2e/m3OE production
Oil and Gas 211110, 
486210
Oil and gas – compression, centrifugal 0.4784 0.8592 tCO2e/MWh consumed energy
Oil and Gas 211110, 
486210
Oil and gas – compression, reciprocating 0.5292 0.8592 tCO2e/MWh consumed energy
Oil and Gas 211110, 
486210
Compression, centrifugal energy consumed 0.4784 0.8592 tCO2e/MWh consumed energy
Oil and Gas 211110, 
486210
Compression, reciprocating energy consumed 0.5292 0.8592 tCO2e/MWh consumed energy
Oil and Gas 211110, 
486210
Upstream oil and gas: other 100% of incremental carbon tax N/A N/A
Petroleum Refineries 324110 BC-specific refinery complexity throughput 0.00398 Confidential* tCO2e/BCRCT
Petroleum Products 412110 Decontaminated fuel In progress In progress tCO2e/1000 litres of decontaminated fuel
Pulp and Paper 322112 Pulp and paper: chemical pulp 0.0506 0.461 tCO2e/t chemical pulp
Pulp and Paper 322111,
322121,
322122
Pulp and paper: non-chemical pulp 0.0207 0.433 tCO2e/t non-chemical pulp
Rendering 311614 Rendering and meat processing: protein and fat 0.326 Confidential* tCO2e/t protein and fat
Steel Wire 331222 HDG-process (hot dip galvanization) steel wire 0.129 In progress tCO2e/t HDG-process steel wire
Sugar Refining 311310 Solid sugar 0.14 Confidential* tCO2e/t solid sugar
Sugar Refining 311310 Liquid sugar 0.15 Confidential* tCO2e/t solid sugar content
Wood Products 321111, 321112, 321212, 321216, 321999 Wood products: lumber 0.03 0.132 tCO2e/m3 lumber
Wood Products 321111, 321112, 321212, 321216, 321999 Wood products: plywood 0.07 Confidential* tCO2e/m3 plywood
Wood Products 321111, 321112, 321212, 321216, 321999 Wood products: veneer 0.03 Confidential* tCO2e/m3 veneer
Wood Products 321111, 321112, 321212, 321216, 321999 Wood products: wood pellets 0.132 Confidential* tCO2e/t wood pellets
Wood Products 321111, 321112, 321212, 321216, 321999 Wood products: wood chips 0.102 Confidential* tCO2e/m3 wood chips
Wood Products 321111, 321112, 321212, 321216, 321999 Wood products: medium density fibreboard 0.287 Confidential* tCO2e/m3 MDF

*Thresholds are confidential for sectors with few facilities to protect production information

 

GGIRCA Resources

Greenhouse Gas Industrial Reporting and Control Act (GGIRCA) Bulletins contain important legal information that may be relevant for your emissions report. Bulletins are published and amended regularly on the Bulletins, Legislation and Guidance webpage.


About CIIP

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Program overview

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Key dates, eligibility and how to apply.  

Eligibility and application