The Australian Government has announced the first round of grant recipients under the National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge—Development and Demonstration Grants.
Eight projects will share $28.9 million in grants to accelerate the development of promising technologies that have undergone feasibility studies.
The grant recipients will develop and demonstrate innovative soil organic carbon measurement technologies across a range of Australian agricultural landscapes and production systems. The $50 million National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge is part of the Government’s commitment to supporting carbon farming. The Government is taking steps to better equip Australian farmers and land managers to reduce emissions, increase carbon sequestration and participate in carbon markets.
The Challenge aims to reduce the cost of reliably measuring soil organic carbon. This will improve the accessibility of information and measurement tools for farmers and land managers to manage their soils and demonstrate how they are reducing Australia’s emissions.
Read the full list of grant recipients.
- The Minister announced the National Soil Carbon Innovation Challenge—Development and Demonstration Round 1 Grants successful grant recipients on 18 November 2022
- Learn more about how we are improving soil carbon storage and measurement
- Find out more about Australia’s climate change strategies
For information about funding contact business.gov.au