One hundred billion tons. That’s how much CO2 soil could remove from the atmosphere by 2100 with less tilling and other farming techniques. But that means transforming agricultural practices globally. “[We’re establishing] an entire ecosystem for farmers to get paid for not only producing food in a way that sustains the soil … but also pulling carbon out of the air,” says Oleksiy Zhuk, co-founder and president of Perennial. The platform analyzes the chemical composition of soil (currently in the U.S. and Australia) and provides standardized—and cheaper—data to help corporations achieve net-zero targets, while putting more offset dollars into farmers’ pockets.
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