Around one-third of the increase of atmospheric CO2 is attributed to soil organic carbon (SOC) loss: this not only is huge threat when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, but declining fertility due to SOC loss risks also great damage to agricultural productivity and thus food security. Carbon sequestration presents an opportunity to reverse this SOC loss, by removing atmospheric CO2 and storing it in the soil carbon pool. Soil carbon sequestration technologies provide a crucial opportunity for negative emissions: scientific estimates indicate that agricultural soils have the potential to store an additional billion or more tons of carbon each year.
Technological Innovation for Soil Carbon Sequestration: an invitation from CGIAR scientists and Pluton Bio
On the heels of a recent event with soil-sensing startup Stenon, the Accelerate for Impact Platform will bring together microbial-science venture Pluton Bio and CGIAR soil science experts on 7 July for the upcoming Venture-Out Event: Technological Innovation for Soil Carbon Sequestration.