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Unlocking the Power of Microorganisms: Andes' Game-Changing Solution for Carbon Removal

Explore how Andes is leading the way in carbon removal through their innovative microbial technology. By leveraging the symbiotic relationship between these microorganisms and plant roots, Andes offers a natural and sustainable solution to capture and store carbon in the soil, permanently. Farmers can enroll in their carbon removal program, earning upfront payments and increasing their income. Sequestr, as their partner, is actively selling carbon removal credits to support Andes' groundbreaking work. Invest in these credits to contribute to the fight against climate change and support this transformative microbial technology.

Unlocking the Power of Microorganisms: Andes' Game-Changing Solution for Carbon Removal

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges of our time, and we need to constantly search for new and innovative solutions to combat it. Biotechnology offers a promising way to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, and Sequestr's partner Andes is leading the way. Their microbial technology can capture and store carbon in soil, permanently, making it a game-changer in the fight against climate change. In this article, we will explore Andes' carbon removal program and how companies can invest in carbon removal credits to support this revolutionary microbial technology.

Andes' innovative technology is a naturally occurring, safe, and sustainable solution for carbon dioxide removal. These beneficial microorganisms grow with the plant roots and provide many benefits to the plant and soil, including an increase in water permeability, aeration, and the availability of nutrients in the soil, leading to healthier crops and soils. By turning carbon dioxide into minerals, the carbon is locked for thousands of years, providing a permanent and safe way to reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

A visualization of Andes' microorganisms in action.

The Andes Carbon Program involves adding microorganisms to agricultural seeds, which grow with plant roots to convert CO2 into minerals. These minerals move deep into the soil, making room for annual CO2 removal, resulting in low-cost, gigatonne-scale carbon dioxide removal in years. Farmers can enroll in Andes' carbon removal program, and the company pays them upfront for capturing carbon. By enrolling in Andes' carbon removal program, farmers can increase their net income of operations by up to 25%. The program involves a one-time application of the package as a seed treatment or in-furrow application for other crops, with no special equipment needed.

"Farmers don't need to drastically change the way they conduct their agricultural practice in order to participate in the program and help us capture carbon,”  Gonzalo Fuenzalida (CEO & Co-Founder)

Andes has already deployed this technology on 50,000 acres of farmland in North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, demonstrating the feasibility and scalability of their solution. This year, Andes has seen a three-fold increase in interest from farmers, a figure which is only poised to grow as more farmers use their land to capture carbon.

Jeremy Rittenbach, a farmer based in Jamestown, North Dakota, said that many generations of soybean farmers have used the microorganism Bradyrhizobia to increase yield and reduce the need for nitrogen fertilizer. He added that it seemed exciting to be given the chance to work with a company that had developed a product that could work with multiple crops, not just soybeans.

"The benefits of a symbiotic microorganism that captures carbon and can improve yield were something that had to be tried on our farm,” said Rittenbach.

To date, Andes has removed more than 50,000 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, with success stories of farmers who have enrolled in their carbon removal program.CDR projects like Andes' can be expensive, and that's where Sequestr comes in. As Andes' partner, Sequestr is selling future carbon removal credits from 2022 - 2027 to secure operational finances and scale up operations. With Sequestr's help, Andes can unlock the financing needed to scale their groundbreaking Andes Carbon Program to new heights.

Mineralization in soils offers both permanence and lower costs, compared with other CDR technologies.

Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) technologies

Andes' microorganism technology offers an easy-to-adopt, cost-effective, and sustainable solution for carbon dioxide removal, making it an attractive investment opportunity. The potential benefits of CDR and companies like Andes make them crucial in the fight against climate change. By investing in carbon removal credits with Andes, companies can support this innovative solution and make a positive impact on the environment.

Work with Sequestr

Sequestr offers a compelling solution for corporations looking to procure carbon offsets or removals. With a maturing carbon market, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to have longer-term procurement plans in place. By working with Sequestr, companies can ensure a future supply of credits, reduce their exposure to rising carbon prices, and gain access to sustainability marketing materials today. Sequestr also offers the option to pay for these future credits on delivery, thereby providing a more reliable and cost-effective way to meet long-term sustainability goals. Overall, Sequestr’s innovative approach to carbon offsetting and removal makes it a smart choice for companies committed to reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future.

If you or your company is interested in exploring financing or procuring CDR credits, please reach out.

Written by
Stewart Orr

Stewart leads sales and go-to-market at Sequestr.

Stewart Orr

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