Indigo Ag Sets Record Carbon Credit Delivery To Microsoft

Indigo Ag Sets Record Carbon Credit Delivery To Microsoft - Carbon Herald

Indigo Ag announced a major milestone in its carbon credit program. Microsoft purchased 40,000 carbon credits generated from agricultural practices that improve soil health. 

This is the largest single purchase of credits from Indigo Ag to date.

These credits are verified by a highly respected independent organization, the Climate Action Reserve.  

Microsoft selected Indigo Ag’s program to incorporate soil carbon improvements into its efforts to become carbon negative by 2030. 

This deal highlights the growing demand for reliable, science-based carbon credits from agricultural practices and their potential to address climate change.

Indigo Ag’s program relies on strong measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) methods that have been reviewed by scientists. 

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This ensures the accuracy and long-term validity of the credits. It also allows farmers to benefit financially from adopting new practices that improve soil health and generate carbon credits.

Indigo Ag’s MRV capabilities go beyond the carbon program. They are also being used to help companies in the food and agriculture industry reduce their indirect emissions (Scope 3) and produce crops with a lower carbon footprint for biofuels.  

Indigo’s sustainability efforts have so far reduced or removed over 340,000 tons of greenhouse gasses and saved over 19 billion gallons of water used in agriculture.

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Dean Banks, CEO at Indigo Ag, commented on the news: “Today’s announcement is a major milestone for Indigo’s Carbon program and our increasing range of ag-based sustainability solutions.”

“Microsoft is a leader in corporate climate action, a highly influential player in carbon removals and shares our commitment to support the transition to a more resilient and sustainable agriculture system,” Banks said.

Brian Marrs, Senior Director of Energy and Carbon Removal at Microsoft, stated: “Soil organic carbon restoration is vital to the future of food systems, economies and climate change mitigation.”

“We are pleased to collaborate with Indigo Ag to advance both the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices and the soil organic carbon scientific evidence base.” 

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