Choosing the right partner to project manage your soil carbon farming will make a big difference in ACCUs earned.
Meet Dr. Julie-Ann Malan, just one of our highly trained scientific team ensuring world-class accuracy when measuring soil organic carbon samples from your property.
Soil samples are taken a depths of 1200mm, more than the industry standard of 300mm. This is done to ensure accuracy and precision when measuring your samples.
Our NetScan™ technology, developed in Australia using ground-breaking science, is unmatched when it comes to scanning precision performance.
When selecting a business partner to undertake a soil carbon project in Australia with the goal of earning ACCUs, it is vitally important to make sure that the partner you choose meets all the necessary criteria. CarbonLink™ is an ideal choice for such a project as we are an approved signatory to the Carbon Market Institute Code of Conduct and have been involved in soil carbon projects for many years.
CarbonLink™ have numerous soil carbon projects registered (>100,000 ha) and have already achieved impressive results from existing projects. In addition, we boast systems such as NetScan™ that enable efficient calculations of complex data needed to measure soil carbon.
Ultimately, selecting the right business partner for your soil carbon project can mean the difference between success and failure, as it is important to work with someone who has extensive knowledge about sequestering carbon and understands how to properly measure and monitor progress.
CarbonLink™ has proven itself to be reliable in this area through its existing portfolio of successful projects, making us a great option for anyone looking to invest in a soil carbon project with the goal of earning ACCUs.
Using the table adjacent as your comparison guide, speak with other aggregators and see how CarbonLink™ stacks up.
How does CarbonLink™ stack up when compared to substitutes? Use the table below for your research.
|Business background, expertise and experience.||How does CarbonLink stack up||CarbonLink competitors in the market|
|Are they a signatory to the Carbon Market Institute Code of Conduct?||Yes.||Print this page and complete the comparison.|
|How long have they been doing soil carbon projects.||Since 2015.|
|Do they have any soil carbon projects registered?||>100,000 ha.|
|Do they have results from existing soil carbon projects?||from > 18,000ha over 7 years.|
|What systems do they have in place for calculations, data recording and reducing audit costs?||The Regulator’s required calculations are complex and require considerable time to work through. If done manually these can add considerably to project overheads CarbonLink’s proprietary tech system has automated the process with the Regulator and as a consequence substantially reduced the cost and time required for completion.|
|Can they help finance the baseline?||Yes.|
|How big is the business and how much expertise is in the business?||>40 staff.|
|How much do they know about the art of sequestering carbon?||The most experience of any aggregator in the world.|
|Can they support the landholder with practice change during the project term? Management is a critical factor for project success.||CarbonLink™ works with RCS, who introduced the principles of Regenerative Agriculture to Australia in 1989. RCS introduced the first Regen Ag Grazing Management training to Australia on 1989 and has since built on that to cover practices in the whole farm ecosystem.|
|Do they use any technology? If so, what is it, what does it do and is this proven?||CarbonLink™ has NetSpatial™ (GIS mapping) and NetScan™ soil sampling and scanning proprietary technology is a proven performer backed by years of research and development.
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|How much science have they put into the technology?||Worked with CSIRO for 10 years.|
|Setting up the project|
|Who is the project proponent? Landholder or Aggregator||Landholder.|
|Do they help end to end or just do a bit of the process?||Complete – End to end.|
|Will they help with registration?||Yes|
|How are the sequestration rates calculated? Are they based on actual data? Ask to review this information. ||Globally georeferenced published data and actual results.|
|Do the core samplers have appropriate qualifications, safety and biosecurity protocols?||Yes. Taken over 15,000 cores.|
|How many core samples are they going to take in a project area, and what informed that number?||Core number determined by Net profit based on equations from actual data.|
|Have they explained the obligations for implementing a project in the ERF and covered the potential risks (this is part of the Carbon Market Institute – Code of Conduct)||Covered in the NetImpact™ Plan and Guide.|
|What is the experience in reducing variation? And what data is there to back that up?||Statistical data based on thousands of cores.|
|The Business Case|
|Can they provide a sound business case?||Yes, a complete feasibility assessment is included in CarbonLink’s NetImpact Plan. Learn more about our NetImpact Plans|
|Who owns the project data (core information, lab results etc)?||Landholder.|
|What are the contractual terms and obligations of the aggregator and the landholder?||These are detailed in the NetImpact™ Report Guide.|
|What is the commission charged? How is that justified?||18% is the commission – justified by accuracy and processes.|
|Is there transparency over who pays what and when (planning, registration, baseline, lab tests and audit)||Yes, it is outlined in your NetCarbon™ Producer Contract.|
|Can they help sell the credits?||Yes.|