Melbourne-based AgTech provider Carbon Count has launched an end-to-end online soil carbon project management software package to enable agricultural consultants, project managers and carbon trading companies to get the most out of of the soil carbon credit market.
The Carbon Count platform aims to simplify, streamline and accelerate soil carbon projects, making them less expensive for the carbon trader to implement.
The carbon project management technology is apparently the first of its kind commercially available anywhere.
The start-up ag tech firm believes it can help accelerate the Australian market’s uptake of the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund by enabling agricultural consultants, project managers and carbon traders to accelerate their workflow.
Carbon Count wishes to promote opportunities for farming communities to benefit from the new income stream that the Australian soil carbon trading market has to offer.
ERF is a voluntary program that aims to engage a range of organizations and individuals to adopt new practices and technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The government purchases low-cost carbon credit units from a wide range of sources, prompting businesses, households and landowners to proactively reduce their emissions.
Various activities are eligible under the program, which issues one Australian unit of carbon credit earned for each tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2-e) stored or avoided by a project.
ACCUs can be sold to the government as part of a carbon reduction contract or on the secondary market.
Maximize the value of your credit
Offering soil carbon and agricultural emissions regulation approved sampling, design and measurement, the Carbon Count service is designed to maximize the value of those ACCUs traded in carbon markets.
With the Clean Energy Regulator legislative framework for the Emissions Reduction Fund already built into the platform, licensees are able to more easily pass audits, meet regulatory requirements and produce all necessary reports for register and manage soil carbon projects and trade derivative carbon credits in Australia.
At the heart of Carbon Count’s new agtech software is a patented Rapid Adaptation Algorithm for Soil Analysis (FAAST).
It offers the world’s first commercially available rapid sampling methodology to easily measure and certify the carbon value in a project area.
The algorithm generates the optimal number of sample locations required to maximize the ROI of a project.
It operates within proprietary software that undertakes all necessary carbon estimation calculations, manages the benchmark derivation of farm carbon emissions, and calculates annual farm carbon emissions.
This means that carbon agriculture advisors are no longer required to complete the complex mathematical equations and laborious paperwork required to certify soil carbon.
What users receive at the end of a soil carbon project is the net carbon reduction, approved by the regulator and tradable in the market.
Carbon Count also helps carbon producers develop effective land management practices for carbon sequestration.
The platform can produce a myriad of agricultural maps and soil fertility metrics, including fertility maps and pH maps.
The Carbon Count team was proud to have domain knowledge not only of agro-industry, but also of information technology.
The group has combined its expertise to provide a platform designed with cutting edge technology in conjunction with the input, expertise and knowledge of soil scientists, geostatisticians, farming systems agronomists and farmers.
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