Microsoft Invests In Innovative CO2 Removal Project By Bio-Logical

Microsoft Invests In Innovative CO2 Removal Project By Bio-Logical - Carbon Herald

Microsoft has recently invested in a groundbreaking CO2 removal project by Kenyan climate tech company Bio-Logical.

This investment includes a commitment to eliminate 10,000 tons of carbon emissions through a large biochar facility in Africa.

By investing in this CO2 removal project, Microsoft is not only supporting a cutting-edge solution to combat climate change but also promoting sustainable practices within the industry. 

In the face of declining crop yields, soil degradation, rising costs of fertilizers, and extreme weather conditions, Bio-Logical aims to enhance the climate resilience of small-scale farmers who are vulnerable to climate change impacts.

Trying to provide an alternative to relying on chemical fertilizers for ample harvests, Bio-Logical is utilizing its cutting-edge technology to establish the largest biochar production facility in Africa, converting over 30,000 tonnes of agricultural waste into biochar annually. 

After converting waste into biochar, which on its own is a highly effective material that can revive depleted soil and store carbon for thousands of years, organic fertilizers are added to the mix, and the product is distributed to smallholder farmers in the region, assisting in soil restoration, improving crop resilience to drought, and increasing yields by more than 50%.

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With the help of the carbon revenue generated from the agreement with Microsoft, the fertilizer produced by Bio-Logical can be provided at a significantly lower price compared to similar products.

The biochar facility operated by Bio-Logical is one of the largest in Africa. With the support of Microsoft, Bio-Logical plans to capture 1 million tonnes of CO2 each year by 2030 and assist 1 million small-scale farmers in enhancing their ability to withstand climate change.

This deal, made possible by puro.earth, stands as one of the biggest acquisitions of biochar credits from an African project, signaling a major step forward in efforts to remove carbon on the continent. This partnership between Microsoft and Bio-Logical is set to be completed by 2024/2025.

Read more: Microsoft Buys 350,000 Nature-Based Carbon Credits From Kenyan Agroforestry Project

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