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Carbon credits

Turn soil improvement into an extra income

The perfect system for cooling down the planet

Maximize photosynthesis

Plants have the unique ability to use carbon-dioxide and convert it into sugars.

Liquid carbon pathway

Soils have the unique ability to sink massive amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.

Sink carbon in ag soils

By combining these we get a system with enormous potential for climate mitigation.

As a farmer, you have the opportunity to sequester carbon-dioxide from the atmosphere via your crops and store in your soils. The amount of sequestered CO2 can be detected using soil organic carbon measurements – 1 metric ton of CO2 equals 1 carbon credit. These credits are traded worldwide for prices ranging from $1 to $90/ton.

When putting carbon in your soils, you sink tons of CO2 that other businesses – energy producers, manufacturers or transportation companies – may have emitted. Compensating these industry emissions with your sequestrations is called offsetting.

Another emerging trend is insetting which means that carbon credits generated by farmers stay inside the agricultural value chain – for example, the food & beverage company that purchased your grains also buys your carbon credits, making sure that its products stay carbon neutral throughout the value chain.

In agriculture, carbon credits can come from two sources: carbon sequestration and carbon reduction.

Carbon sequestration means that you sink carbon in your soils using cover crops, minimizing soil disturbance and grazing your fields with livestock. We can measure the change of soil carbon stocks by sampling soils regularly at the same spot. If carbon stocks from Year 2 are larger than they were in Year 0, you sequestered carbon.

Another option for earning carbon credits is reducing your carbon footprint. If you use less fertilizer, pesticide and fossil energy (fuel, electricity etc.) during the program than before, you have reduced your emissions – this reduction can be calculated and sold as a carbon credit.

Carbon credits can become extra revenue stream as CO2 sequestration can be measured within 2-3 years from the adoption of regenerative practices. This income can also help you to speed up your transition. High-quality credits are:

Real – the carbon reduction/sequestration is measurable.

Additional – the value of credits are beyond “business as usual”, it was produced thanks to the project.

Verified – an independent and qualified third-party has reviewed and verified the results.

Unique – carbon credits are serialized and tracked throughout their lifetime, from issuance to retirement.

Permanent – the CO2 removal is permanent and cannot be reversed (e.g. a no-till field is not plowed again).