Soil Carbon



Soil Carbon Models

Under contract to the Gold Standard, Virridy Chief Scientist Jason Neff is working on the development of an improved methodology for the use of models and other advanced analytical approaches in soil carbon sequestration projects. As a leader in the development of new sensors and advanced analytics, Virridy is well positioned to support the development of more robust and transparent approaches to the monitoring and verification of agricultural soil carbon sequestration.  This new carbon credit methodology responds to the rapid development of new approaches and technologies as well as the broader market demand for higher quality carbon credits. This work will be available for public comment through the Gold Standard in late 2022/early 2023

Soil Carbon Sensors

We are developing an entirely new sensor-based approach to the monitoring of soil carbon changes. The current state of the science, products and market relies on expensive and unreliable field measurements that are difficult to scale and/or modeling approaches that are partially to wholly abstracted from real-world changes in field conditions. Our new soil carbon sensors system (US patent pending # 63/263,444) is designed to bridge the gap between field measurements and models through the provisioning of high quality, detailed information on soil processes such as decomposition rates and soil carbon dioxide production. These data streams can be combined with mechanistic carbon models through formal data assimilation approaches to create models estimates of carbon stock changes that are more deeply linked to and constrained by field observations.