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Carbon Removal Credits - accelerate your path to net zero/positive and contribute to unique agricultural soil and ocean regeneration

Program overview

Our Blue Impact Program provides private individuals and organizations the opportunity to purchase high quality nature-based carbon removal credits (CRCs). Through the purchase of Blue Impact carbon removal credits, you invest directly into your net zero/positive objectives. You invest in local agricultural soil and ocean regeneration aimed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere storing it back into soils. More information can be read in this presentation.

We support European farmers in their transition to regenerate agricultural land and provide a fully nature-based carbon removal mechanism that has the power to do more than simply sequester atmospheric carbon. Our program has been independently certified by ONCRA.

The program is focused on creating a sustainable and future proof planet aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that TSC contributes to:

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What is the problem TSC is trying to solve?

In short The Seaweed Company’s Blue Impact Program aims to address two major climate issues. Firstly, the severe rise in atmospheric CO2 caused by fossil fuel emissions and the loss of carbon from soils through modern agriculture, and secondly the degradation of agricultural soils.

In this video of NASA scientists created a new super HD view of when atmospheric carbon dioxide spikes and how in the air moves around the world

Can soils be the solution?

Yes. Soils offer a globally scalable, low-cost solution to all. Increasing organic-carbon in soils not only has the power to mitigate global climate change but also underpins several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and directly contributes to SDG2 ‘Zero hunger’, SDG13 ‘Climate action’ and SDG15 ‘Life on land’.

What is soil organic matter (SOM) & soil organic carbon (SOC)?

Soil organic matter (SOM) makes up 2–10% of most soil's mass and has an important role in the physical, chemical and biological function of soils. SOM is composed mainly of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, and small amounts of other elements, such as nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium. It is divided into ‘living’ and ‘dead’ components and can range from very recent inputs, such as stubble, to largely decayed materials that might be many hundreds of years old. Organic matter directly impacts nutrient retention and turnover, soil structure, moisture retention and availability, degradation of pollutants, and carbon sequestration.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) is a measurable component of soil organic matter an it refers to the organic carbon content within the soil.  

What is the effect of The Seaweed Company’s TopHealth Plants biostimulant on carbon sequestration?

TSC’s biostimulant increases the rate of carbon sequestration by three mechanisms:  

  1. Through increased photosynthetic rate of plants. This means that the plant consumers more atmospheric CO2, transferring it into its roots as organic carbon. This carbon, through processes between the plant roots and soil microbes is transferred into the soil and stored as SOC.  
  1. Better water retention and increased root growth. Both of these factors enhance the process of carbon sequestration into soils.  
  1. Supplement for soil microbes. A healthy soil microbiome is crucial to the carbon sequestration question.

What does CO2 capture look like over the years? Is this something that will build up?

Agricultural soils are currently significantly depleted in carbon and therefore have a high carbon sequestration potential. Scientific research suggests that under the best management practices soils will take 50+ years to reach saturation, and longer times under sub-optimal management.

What is the difference between carbon removal and carbon avoidance credits?

Removal credits are focussed on the removal of GHGs directly from the atmosphere into long term storage.  

Avoidance credits are focussed on the avoidance of emitting GHGs completely therefore reducing the volume of GHGs emitted into the atmosphere.

More details can be found here

Team Involved

Ingrid Jonker

Finian Moore

Joost Wouters

Wouter Zwagemakers

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