Carbon Crediting

MaxSum Environmental
A Company That Works in Biochar

Carbon Crediting

Currently there are two main registers that give their stamp of approval for biochar projects. and VERRA. Each registry has their own criteria for what type of project will qualify.

Common Steps to Certification from the Methodology

This is not an exhaustive list:

Biochar must be used in applications that preserve its carbon storage property. 
Biochar must be produced from sustainable biomass: sustainably sourced biomass, or waste biomass such as agricultural waste, biodegradable waste, urban wood waste or food waste.

The producer must demonstrate net-negativity with results from a life cycle assessment (LCA) or carbon footprint of the biomass production and supply, the biochar production process, and of the biochar use, including   disaggregated information on the emissions arising at different stages and from different greenhouse gases. The LCA shall follow the general principles.

In the biochar production process, the pyrolysis gases must be combusted or recovered through an engineered process that either negates or makes negligible any methane emissions to the atmosphere.

Assessment of life cycle greenhouse gas emissions and baseline.

Calculation for the quantification of CO2 Removal must meet methodology standards.

Unlocking the Nuances of the Voluntary Carbon Market

In the realm of the voluntary carbon market, a complex web of criteria unfolds. It’s important to recognize that not all carbon credits are cut from the same cloth. The nature of your project, the feedstock you choose, the pyrolysis equipment you employ, and the carbon content within your biochar – these are just a handful of variables that influence the market price of a carbon credit. Attempting to draw direct 1:1 comparisons between two distinct transactions can be a formidable task, given the diverse co-benefits intertwined with each project. These co-benefits can either bolster or diminish the credits’ sales price.
Drawing upon over a decade of involvement in carbon trading markets, the MaxSum team boasts extensive experience. We possess the expertise required to evaluate credit values, optimize realized prices, and effectively shield against unwanted price fluctuations.

Selling the Carbon Credits

Unlocking profits from your project through voluntary carbon markets isn’t as simple as it may seem. It involves several crucial steps, and here at MaxSum, we’re here to guide you through the process.

Professional Expertise

Designing your carbon project requires a professional team to ensure its success. We provide expert guidance to help shape your project effectively.

Registry Eligibility

Getting your project listed on a recognized carbon registry is a must. We ensure your project meets the eligibility criteria, ensuring its credibility.

Credit Placement

Whether you opt for a retail or institutional platform or require a third-party marketer, we assist in placing your carbon credits, helping you connect with potential buyers. However, these services may incur costs or a percentage of your credits.

Diverse Approaches

Not all carbon developers are alike. At MaxSum, we stand out by prioritizing the highest industry standards and selecting registries with impeccable integrity.

No Development Fees

Unlike some carbon developers, MaxSum doesn't charge partners for the carbon development process, making it more financially feasible for you.

Patience is Key

The carbon crediting process can be lengthy, often taking a year or more in some cases. Patience is essential as we work towards certification.

Cash Flow Solutions

MaxSum also offers the opportunity to sell credits forward to potential buyers, unlocking project funds before certification, providing financial flexibility

In partnering with MaxSum, you’ll benefit from our expertise, commitment to quality, and cost-effective approach to navigating the complex world of carbon markets. Together, we can make your carbon project a success.


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