The CarbonTrace Edge

Carbon verification and soil analysis technology

The QuantumPro, Inc. one-of-a-kind CarbonTraceā„¢ carbon verification and soil analysis technology wields our advanced sub-atomic and nano-particle analytical expertise and capabilities to enable farmers, ranchers, and other landowners to maximize value in the flourishing carbon credit marketplace. The comprehensive core sampling, ultra-high-resolution carbon measurements, and subsurface soil diagnostic initiative has quantified nature-based carbon sequestration levels up to 27 times higher/acre than those recorded using conventional soil laboratory sampling and testing methodologies.

The precise quantification of appreciably higher carbon captured volumes advance carbon offset initiatives by increasing available carbon credits/acre landowners can sell in the carbon credit market and to oil and gas operators and other companies. The companies, in turn, can use the credits to offset emissions generated by their operations to help meet net zero carbon objectives and other critical environmental commitments. Increasing quantifiable and high-quality carbon credits gives operators a secure and low-cost mechanism to offset emissions, while affording landowners an attractive incremental revenue stream.

CarbonTrace carbon verification and soil analysis technology goes well beyond conventional shallow soil sampling and testing methodologies, which in the US involves the extraction of soil sample at a depth of 1 ft. With the all-encompassing CarbonTrace solution, we obtain soil samples from up to 10 ft or deeper, well below the root systems of most crops and trees, which are natural sequester magnets for atmospheric CO2 . Testing results from multiple agricultural-related projects collocated with associated activities have verified carbon capture quantities increasing from the 3 tons/acre previously recorded to more than 81 tons/acre.

Through our comprehensive testing protocol, the integrated CarbonTrace carbon verification and soil analysis technology thoroughly quantifies and delineates the superior natural carbon absorption capacity of each soil layer, providing additional income to farmers, ranchers and landowners, while helping public and private companies achieve their carbon neutral and ESG objectives.

Extensive CarbonTrace measurements protocol

Once soil cores are extracted, QuantumPro, Inc. is able to catalog exponentially higher carbon sequestration by using the latest in sub-atomic and nano-laser diagnostic equipment in a comprehensive suite of analysis, including:

Soil Carbon and Organic Content Analysis

This most vital measurement of actual soil carbon sequestration quantification and verification is conducted through infrared absorption of finely ground soil particles samples heated to 680 deg C (1,256 deg F).

Particle Size Distribution (PSD) and Surface Area Analysis by Laser Diffraction

In this analysis, advanced nano-lasers are used to differentiate the carbon absorption capacity of different soil lithologies and particle sizes.

Soil Compound and Mineral Analysis

Here, highly advanced X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis identifies the assorted clay and silt minerals in a sample to quantify the different soil particles absorption capabilities.

Soil Geochemical and Elemental Analysis

Using sub-atomic energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, we determine the specific elemental composition and compounds in a core sample that impact the sequestration process and final sequestration capacity.

Soil Proctor Compaction Test

A measure of volume and weight to determine top soil compaction over time and specifically determines the optimal moisture content at which a given soil type will become most dense and achieve its maximum dry density.

Soil Density Analysis

An important test for soil characterization, wet and dry density assessments are critical components of soil carbon sequestration analysis.

Soil Moisture Content Analysis

A critical differentiating measurement during new crop planting seasons, this test pinpoints soil properties and determines the ratio of the mass of water held in the soil to the dry soil.