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Can Microbes Help to Boost Soil Carbon?

One of the key challenges in soil carbon management is finding ways to sequester carbon — that is, capture and store atmospheric carbon dioxide — in soil so that it can be used by plants and other organisms. The primary way that carbon is stored in the ground is as soil organic matter, effectively limiting the amount of carbon that a particular location can hold to the amount of organic matter that’s available in the area. 

Pluton Biosciences extracts valuable, natural resources from the soil in the form of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, using its Micromining® Innovation Engine to quickly and cost-effectively mine valuable microbes for use in next-generation products that solve real-world problems. The company’s technology discovers novel microbes to use in new natural products in months, not years, at a fraction of the cost expended by current laboratories. It is now turning its attention to how these microbes can help improve soil carbon.

Learn how one company is exploring how to use microbes as soil amendments for carbon sequestration at, “Can Microbes Help to Boost SoilCarbon?” a webinar to be held February 18 at 3pm CST featuring Dr. Barry Goldman, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Pluton Biosciences. Click HERE to Register

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