Trimble Carbon Credits
How Does it Work?
Alberta farmers have the opportunity to do their part to help in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by observing certain standards. These practices earn farmers ‘carbon credits’, which they can sell back to regulated industries to ‘offset’ their emissions. These practices go a long way toward achieving compliance with international environmental standards and—with the right paperwork and data support—they can also put extra cash in farmers’ pockets!
Key benefits include:
- Getting paid for implementing sustainable farming practices
- Reducing your farm’s carbon footprint
- Aligning your farm with consumer demands
- Discovering new efficiencies that save you time and money
What Are Carbon Credits?
Carbon credits are produced by farmers under several protocols, including the Conservation Cropping (Zero Tillage) and the Nitrogen Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol (NERP) Protocols.
Trimble helps farmers provide evidence for the carbon credits they are earning through environmentally sustainable farming practices. We help you work through these steps to ensure that you receive maximum return for your carbon offset credits.
How Much Money Can I Make?
There’s never been a better time to take advantage of carbon offsets. The value of a carbon credit is $30 per metric tonne (or CO2e), effective January 1, 2018. This represents a 50% increase over previous years and is expected to continue to rise. Pricing is predicted to be $50/CO2e by 2022!