A soil carbon project is when you change the way you manage your cropping or grazing system to increase the amount of carbon stored in your soil.
By building carbon in your soil, you are subsequently removing it from the atmosphere. This process is called soil carbon sequestration and you can earn Australian carbon credits for measuring your increase in soil carbon. Getting more carbon flowing in the system increases productivity, enhances soil health, builds drought resilience, and improves the health of your land. It also boosts a farm’s bottom-line and opens up gateways to achieving carbon neutrality.
When provided the right tools for their arsenal, we believe that landowners can successfully manage their own soil carbon projects.
Under the DIY model, we are a remote team that provides long-term support and services for the life cycle of a carbon project. We train landowners or farm management teams and make sure that they’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s required to manage a successful soil carbon project.
Our services, in a nutshell, will include:
There are several activities that can potentially increase carbon in your soil (however, every farm is different).
A soil carbon project will require you to implement one or more new or materially different land management activities. These include:
Getting carbon running through an existing farming system can regenerate and improve soil function. This can result in increased farm productivity and other benefits including:
The cherry on top is that by increasing the carbon levels in your soil, you can accrue soil carbon credits and profit from adopting these land management practices which improve the health of your farm.
We’ve made it easy to check if you’re land is eligible and that you can fulfil the practical obligations of a soil carbon project with our Soil Carbon Eligibility Checklist!
You can order a soil carbon feasibility report to understand the full financial and practical considerations of undertaking a carbon project on your farm. We have also kicked off free fortnightly Q&A webinars where we answer all your burning questions about carbon projects.
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Planned stubble retention, no till practices, multi-species perennials, rotational grazing and the application of nutrients across 25 years over a 9,700 Hectare property.
Increase soil organic carbon by 0.42% across project lifetime, drawing down 20 tonnes of carbon per Ha.
To reduce costs, the landowner will write their own Land Management Strategy using CFF template, coordinate the project and keep detailed project records to limit consultant site visits.
|Average carbon price over 25 years**||$35 Spot Price||$55 Spot Price|
Landowner carbon units over 25 years*
Gross profit at 25 years
Gross profit per hectare per annum, over 25 years
Cost to produce each carbon credit
Additional lifetime costs
* Factors CFF’s incentive fees at the time of publication, and is based on local soil carbon sampling. If soil tests aren’t available then regional data is used to estimate soil carbon levels.
**See www.accus.com.au to make your own price assumptions.