It is imperative that a standard be created that supports the science and practices in farming that not only help reduce carbon in the atmosphere, but ensures that all net carbon impacts are accounted for and verified. We are committed to this project and the increased integrity of this protocol through advanced technologies
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 8, 2008
TeraVista Systems has joined and participated in the first Soil Carbon Sequestration Standard Committee that was held last month in Des Moines, Iowa. The goal of the committee is to create an industry-wide standard for validating carbon offsets resulting from soil carbon sequestration or greenhouse gas emission reductions at the soil interface. The committee, including TeraVista Systems, was selected by Novecta from leading agriculture businesses and members of the carbon industry including aggregators, verifiers, exchange traders, soil scientists and others interested in carbon measurements.
TeraVista Systems is an independent software technology provider that has developed products and services under the brand of ClimateSuite™. The platform and services focus on increasing integrity of verification through third part data and automation and streamlining of project management.
"It is imperative that a standard be created that supports the science and practices in farming that not only help reduce carbon in the atmosphere, but ensures that all net carbon impacts are accounted for and verified. We are committed to this project and the increased integrity of this protocol through advanced technologies," says Mark Green, CEO of TeraVista Systems.
The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) currently offers a voluntary soil carbon credit program for farmers in the United States. Various standards are used today to measure carbon, but for the budding US carbon credit trading market to grow, credit purchasers must have confidence in the sequestration credit they are buying to offset their own carbon emissions.
About TeraVista Systems Holdings, Inc.:
TeraVista Systems Holdings, Inc.™ is a provider of on-demand environmental commodities management applications for brokers, verifiers, aggregators and offset providers. Our ClimateSuite™ application is designed to help companies work faster and more efficient by automating and streamlining the complex processes in the climate commodities trading space. Our services include portfolio management across all communication channels that include: project enrollment, verification, registration, and aggregation that result in tradable commodities. The company provides stand alone automated verification services that increase the integrity of carbon offset credits, while reducing the cost and increasing verified tons. To find out more about these market leading services, please visit tera-vista.com or contact Brian Morse, VP of Business Development at brian.morse @ tera-visa.com
Novecta is a joint venture company of the Iowa and Illinois Corn Growers Associations. Novecta is active in auditing and implementing quality management systems in agriculture in grains and grain processing throughout the U.S. and Asia. http://www.novecta.com.