Carbon Link was born out of the need to support farmers to earn an income by improving their soil.
Carbon Link Technology
Carbon Link has been a pioneer of soil carbon methods and over years of research and development has developed leading-edge technology to deliver cost-effective and accurate soil carbon measurements.
Carbon stocks are measured upon commencement of a project to establish baseline carbon stocks. The project must then be remeasured at regular intervals, usually every 3 to 5 years and must be taken at least every 5 years.
The challenge with measuring soil carbon is that soils are highly variable geographically and carbon levels fluctuate over time.
To ensure that any carbon credits issued represent genuine abatement, discounts are applied to credits based on the amount of uncertainty in the measurement. The higher the uncertainty, the greater the discount that is applied to credits.
Therefore, an accurate measurement is critical to delivering a successful project. However, conventional soil carbon testing methods are expensive, difficult to complete and produce highly uncertain results.
Carbon Link uses SCANS technology to measure soil carbon developed in partnership with CSIRO. This enables Carbon Link to map the complete soil carbon profile down to 1.5m and accurately track changes in carbon stock over time.
SCANS technology in combination with advanced geo-statistical analysis and remote sensed data enables Carbon Link to provide a superior measurements when compared with conventional dry combustion bulk sampling methods.
We continue to partner with leading research organisations and pioneer new systems, technology and methods to reduce costs, improve reliability and reduce barriers for producers, enabling them to capitalise on their natural capital.