New Acre Project Leverages Remote Sensing and Machine Learning for Carbon Credit Quantification 

New Acre Project Leverages Remote Sensing and Machine Learning for Carbon Credit Quantification 

New Acre Project partners with Albo Climate to apply novel technologies to quantify carbon for farmer-delivered tree and shrub projects.

Toronto, Canada, March 28, 2023 – New Acre Project announces a partnership between ALUS and Albo Climate to use a remote sensing-based platform for identifying carbon stocks and sequestration for tree and shrub projects.

The ultra high-resolution, AI-powered products will be calibrated for ALUS’ tree and shrub projects in four provinces in Canada: Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec. The sites are located on private lands managed and maintained by farmers and ranchers participating in the ALUS program. New Acre Project is ALUS’ corporate ESG investment platform, which enables corporations to invest in projects that produce carbon sequestration, water, biodiversity and other social and environmental benefits, which will be bundled in an ecosystem credit. 

ALUS tree and shrub project sites serve not only as carbon sinks, but also foster local biodiversity and reduce runoff of agricultural inputs into local watersheds. Most projects are developed on the edges of the farmers’ fields which are oftentimes underutilized and include a variety of tree species that are native and appropriate to the area, including spruce, pine and maple.  

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ALUS’ Tree planting project in Montérégie, Quebec, Canada.

“We are excited about our partnership with ALUS, a fantastic organization massively implementing nature-based solutions across Canada. We are looking forward to applying our modes to service their afforestation, reforestation and regeneration projects, and detect carbon stocks in the woody vegetation even in small patches with recently planted trees,” notes Marco Calderon, CTO of Albo Climate.  
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Screenshot from Albo’s Carbon Monitoring Platform 

Albo Climate’s innovative technology analyzes satellite imagery using deep learning to map, measure and monitor carbon sequestration, deforestation and land-use changes in nature-based climate solutions.  

“We are delighted to be partnering with Albo Climate, an innovative start-up developing robust remote-sensing solutions suited to our needs. We are confident that this kind of technology has immense potential to scale up and create transparency in a variety of nature-based climate solutions,” says Mary-Ellen Anderson, Head of Special Projects and Innovation at ALUS. 

ABOUT ALUS AND NEW ACRE™ PROJECT 

ALUS (originally an acronym for Alternative Land Use Services) is a national charitable organization that provides expertise, resources, and direct financial support to 35 communities across 6 provinces where more than 1,400 farmers and ranchers establish and steward nature-based solutions on their land. These solutions deliver ecosystem services to help sustain agriculture and fight climate change and biodiversity loss for the benefit of communities and future generations. Projects such as enhanced wetlands, windbreaks, riparian buffer zones, wildlife habitats, adaptative agricultural practices and other impactful environmental solutions produce cleaner air, cleaner water, greater biodiversity, carbon sequestration, erosion control, flood and drought mitigation, pollinator and wildlife habitat, and other ecological services. ALUS’ New Acre Project helps purpose-driven corporations go beyond their sustainability objectives and invest in the next-generation of conservation to generate positive impacts in the communities where they operate. Through New Acre Project, corporations are enabling these communities to become more resilient and empowering farmers and ranchers to build nature-based solutions on their land, one acre at a time. Learn more at newacre.org and ALUS.ca.

ABOUT ALBO CLIMATE 

Albo Climate, headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, supports Nature-Based climate solutions with AI and Satellite-Powered technology. They are currently servicing a number of forestry and agriculture projects around the world, including in the USA, Canada, Ecuador, Peru, Germany, Australia and Zambia. Learn more at albosys.com 

 

Contact Persons: 

ALUS and New Acre Project: 

Nadine Mercure, Director of Communications, [email protected]  

 

Albo Climate: 

Ariella Charny, COO, [email protected] 

 

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