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Microsoft has inked a carbon removal deal with climate solutions startup The Next 150, securing the acquisition of 95,00

Microsoft and climate solutions provider The Next 150 have entered into a 6-year offtake agreement, wherein Microsoft will procure 95,000 tons of carbon removal credits from a newly established biochar production facility in Mexico.
Biochar, also known as biological charcoal, is derived from biomass such as forest residue, wood, or crop waste. Produced in the absence of oxygen, biochar creates a stable form of carbon that, when buried in soil, enables long-term carbon sequestration while improving soil fertility. The Next 150, established in 2022 and based in Switzerland, focuses on developing and operating carbon removal ventures in emerging markets to generate positive environmental and financial outcomes.
Under this agreement, Microsoft will receive carbon removal credits from The Next 150's General Biochar Systems (GBS) business unit's inaugural biochar plant in Guanajuato, Mexico. This facility, operational since May 2023, refines agricultural waste streams from crops like corn, wheat, and sorghum. It aims to supply biochar to approximately 23,000 local farmers as a sustainable soil amendment, enhancing crop yields, reducing reliance on chemical fertilizers, and mitigating plant stress during drought periods. The Next 150 plans to establish two additional biochar plants in Latin America by 2025.
This agreement reflects Microsoft's commitment to carbon negativity by 2030 and the removal of all historical emissions by 2050. It is part of Microsoft's broader initiative to engage in various carbon removal projects worldwide, including nature-based reforestation, agroforestry, direct air capture (DAC), and ocean-based carbon removal solutions. This collaboration builds on Microsoft's recent biochar deal with the Exomad Green Concepción project in Latin America, further diversifying its portfolio of carbon removal initiatives.




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    • Gorffly mokua

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      This partnership with climate solutions providers is an essential strategy towards addressing climate change and promoting sustainability.

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      • Ann Nyambura

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        @gorffly_mokua Couldn't agree more!

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      • George Kariuki

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        This is a significant step towards combating climate change! Here's to more companies taking action on carbon removal! Let's hope this inspires others to explore innovative carbon capture methods.

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        • Gorffly mokua

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          @george_kariuki Great! Inspiration and hope is what we need for us to keep moving.

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        • Jane Wangui

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          It is quite encouraging seeing Microsoft join in the battle against the pollution of the planet...we all should join hands and help protect it.

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        • Princess

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          It's great to see Microsoft taking concrete steps to address climate change. Their commitment to sustainability is truly admirable.

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        • walter lungayi

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          It's commendable that Microsoft has entered into a carbon removal deal with The Next 150, to secure the acquisition of 95,000 metric tons of carbon removal. This partnership underscores Microsoft's commitment to environmental sustainability and represents a proactive step towards addressing climate change through innovative collaborations.

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        • Andy Kadir-Buxton

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          I would rather that Microsoft opened it's own biochar production, rather than buy credits on one that is already open.

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          • Jehannes Ros

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            @andy_kadir_buxton_320 no it's open because companies like MS buy into it.

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            • Gorffly mokua

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              @andy_kadir_buxton_320 I completely agree. Investing in one's own biochar will be better since they will have full control over the carbon offset process..

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