Vancouver’s Terramera is developing advanced soil-sensing technology and software to give farmers, investors and others accurate measurements of soil carbon and a more detailed understanding of soil health.
Today they received $1 million in funding for the technology from the BC Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund.
Adoption of this technology in BC will enable development of the emerging low-carbon marketplace to help meet British Columbia’s emissions reduction goals.
“B.C. is home to a growing clean-energy sector and accounts for nearly 35% of Canada’s world-leading clean-tech firms that are having positive impacts globally,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
“Terramera demonstrates the kind of innovative thinking that sows the seeds for a wide adoption of technologies critical to meeting the Province’s climate goals. This funding is the irrigation that allows cutting-edge ideas to bloom.”
With this $1 million in funding and additional support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Terramera is developing low-cost soil health and soil carbon quantification technology using proprietary sensors, imaging, and data analytics as part of a larger platform called the Terramera Intelligence Engine.
The project will lead to healthier, more resilient farmland, as farmers are incented to adopt climate smart farming practices which improve the health of their soils. Revenue for Terramera will be generated as farmers and landowners sell carbon credits in the emerging global carbon marketplace, and implement Terramera’s soil health software tools in their operations.