Elysium was founded in Israel where most of its staff reside. Thus, it is also the site of its first projects. Within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol, Israel is defined as a developing country. Therefore, the relevant framework for trading carbon in Israel is the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), in which agents from developed countries purchase emission credits from projects developed in developing countries. Elysium assists in realizing the economical potential of this trade for companies in Israel and abroad, and provides a range of services required for this purpose including: identifying business opportunities, feasibility analysis, certification, and trade of emission reduction credits.