Under Development

Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use

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Concept Note

The proposed methodology involves the application of naturally occurring microbial inoculants that accelerate silicate breakdown on agricultural fields. As in enhanced weathering activities, silicate breakdown results in carbonate precipitation. The released carbonate ions are ultimately transported via groundwater/rivers to the ocean, causing enhanced alkalinity, and reprecipitation of carbonate minerals. Silicate weathering also releases cations with potential co-benefits to soil fertility and crop yields in addition to CO2 removals. The proposed methodology is globally applicable.

Summary of Development

The methodology idea note was submitted by Andes Ag, Inc. (opens on external site) and is currently at Step 2: Methodology Concept Note Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during methodology development or developing projects that this methodology might enable are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0265 in the subject line.