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Baker Institute’s BCarbon recognized as top in the U.S.

BCarbon, a standard created by the Baker Institute, has been rated as one of the best publicly available protocols for soil carbon offsets in the United States. The rating comes from CarbonPlan, a nonprofit that analyzes climate solutions based on the best available science and data.

BCarbon is a system to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the soil as organic carbon. It is designed to work for landowners, businesses and soil carbon storage buyers. "BCarbon is practical, works for landowners and is absolutely needed now in our attempts to address atmospheric buildup of carbon dioxide," said Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar Jim Blackburn.

BCarbon is co-led by Blackburn and Kenneth Medlock, the James A. Baker III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics and senior director of the Center for Energy Studies. Robin Rather, CEO of Austin-based Collective Strength, is the group's facilitator.

Learn more about BCarbon here