Hut 8 Mining Corp. (Nasdaq: HUT) (TSX: HUT) (“Hut 8” or “the Company”), one of North America’s largest, innovation-focused digital asset mining pioneers and high performance computing infrastructure provider, partnered with Sparta Group’s carbon credit program established by their e-waste division, ERS International, to reduce their carbon footprint by reusing and recycling approximately 220 metric tonnes of electronic waste, earning approximately 5,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent serialized carbon credits.
Under the recycling program, first of its kind in Canada, after accounting for shipping and processing costs, for every metric tonne of carbon dioxide diverted from landfills, one carbon credit is generated. The carbon credits are verified by AET Group, who have been verifiers with BGIS and Brookfield. Hut 8 will receive the carbon credits in the first half of 2023.
“We chose to partner with ERS International because their innovative program allowed us to responsibly recycle obsolete miners while taking meaningful steps to achieve our carbon neutrality goals,” said Arnold Lee, Director of ESG at Hut 8. “This program allows Hut 8 to minimize the impact of electronic waste and divert CO2 from releasing into the atmosphere, while generating verified carbon credits approved by the Canadian Standards Association.”
“It’s great to have Hut 8, a company that is determined to set an example in terms of reducing carbon footprint in the digital mining sector as one of the first to take advantage of our carbon credit program. Anytime we can help a company achieve their sustainability goals it’s a win for us too. We are laser focused on helping companies that trust in our service achieve their carbon neutrality goals through this program,” said Joseph Cimorelli, Director of Global Business Development for ERS International.