The world’s first liquid market for biochar
Toucan Blog
by Sander DiAngelis
1M ago
Could onchain climate action hold the key to a sustainable future? CHAR, Toucan’s newest RWA, suggests that it might. The new CHAR carbon pool represents a significant step forward in creating a more efficient and transparent carbon market. It works by bundling carbon removal credits that share similar attributes. This results in world-first liquidity for an otherwise illiquid and inefficient market. It also enables programmable carbon, where carbon removal can be integrated into the broader landscape of web3 innovation: carbon-backed assets, green NFTs, regenerative DeFi, and more. ? CHAR i ..read more
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CHAR by Toucan: The first liquid market for biochar credits
Toucan Blog
by Ela Khodai
1M ago
CHAR ? the first liquid market for biochar credits, is officially up and running! ?? With the biochar credit market predicted to grow sixfold in the coming years, strong infrastructure is essential. By building this foundation now, we ensure sustainable growth tomorrow. CHAR is open infrastructure for the automated buying and selling of biochar credits at a transparent market price — fully automated, accessible 24/7. CHAR for Projects: We built CHAR so that project developers can get instant access to liquidity, to help scale and fund their growing operations. On top of that, projects will ..read more
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Puro bridge - Technical details for non-technical audience
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by Ela Khodai
4M ago
In this post, we explore: What exactly is the Toucan–Puro bridge? What makes the Toucan–Puro bridge unique? What safety, integrity, and compliance measures have been implemented? What functionalities does this bridge have? Who can use the bridge? What exactly is the Toucan-Puro bridge? The Toucan–Puro Bridge V1 is an innovative piece of software that enables our partners to tokenize, detokenize, and retire CO2 Removal Certificates (CORCs) from the Puro Earth Registry. Tokenization essentially refers to the process of securely digitizing carbon credit information, enhancing it with addition ..read more
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Integrating with Puro.earth: Easily Access High-Quality Carbon Credits
Toucan Blog
by Toucan
6M ago
We're excited to announce the release of a two-way bridge to carbon removal standard Puro.earth. By creating the first bridge that integrates with the Puro Connect API, Toucan has enabled the instant settlement of engineered carbon removal credits on-chain, which accelerates the speed for carbon retirements. Project developers can access new demand sources, while market participants can move beyond over-the-counter trades. Why biochar? Biochar is emerging as an important, multi-benefit solution for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. In addition to increasing crop yields and mitigati ..read more
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What is biochar? CDR explained
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by Ela Khodai
6M ago
Biochar is a charcoal-like substance created by heating biomass, such as agricultural waste, wood chips, and manure, to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen. This process, called pyrolysis, converts the biomass into a stable, carbon-rich material that can be stored in the soil for centuries. Biochar is made up of a complex network of pores and channels. This structure gives the material a high surface area and allows it to adsorb and retain nutrients and water. Biochar also has a negative electrical charge, which attracts positively charged cations, such as calcium, magnesium, and pota ..read more
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An important update for our builders
Toucan Blog
by Toucan
6M ago
Dear community, We’re taking a moment to share a very important message with our builders:  We’ve made the tough decision to temporarily pause our Toucan Builders Support. This includes our Grant Program, actively monitoring the builder hub channels on our discord, and fast responses to any inbound questions regarding development with our protocol. Your requests will still be answered, but it might take more time for us to get back to you.  We also regret to inform you that GigaHierz, Jack Policar, and Ian Porier will be leaving our team ?. We had an amazing time together and are ve ..read more
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The BMW Foundation Re*LEADERSHIP Forum — our key takeaways
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by John X
6M ago
Last week in Berlin, our climate tech startup had the privilege of attending the BMW Foundation’s Re*LEADERSHIP Forum. This two-day event marked the culmination of our participation in the Foundation’s six-month RESPOND Accelerator program. BMW Foundation Re*LEADERSHIP ForumThe RESPOND Accelerator Centered around the theme of "Responsible Leadership", this accelerator brought together a diverse group of climate tech startups from around the world, including us, to explore how disruptive companies could accelerate our global response to the climate breakdown. The most striking aspect of this e ..read more
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Climate Week New York – our key takeaways
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by Anna Watson
7M ago
Toucans Raphaël Haupt (CEO), Dave Folk (Head of Carbon Markets), Anna Morrogh (COO), Nora Rothman (Head of Product), and Jack Policar soared with excitement as we joined the dynamic hub of Climate Week New York! We enjoyed being part of many great events, like the Puro CDR summit, NACS by IETA, and ReFi NYC. We also (re)connected with partners and friends from organizations across the climate tech space, including Gold Standard, Puro.Earth, and dClimate. Our CEO and Co-founder Raphaël led a conversation on Gold Standard’s roadmap for tokenization with their Chief Growth Officer Sarah Leugers ..read more
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Why data matters for high-integrity carbon markets
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by Anna Watson
8M ago
The opaque, inaccessible nature of the voluntary carbon market is widely documented, and it leads to ongoing issues of trust, which impacts the market’s ability to drive effective climate action. Improving the quality and accessibility of carbon credit data is key to tackling this issue. The Core Carbon Principles (released in spring 2023) outline that all carbon project data should be recorded on a tamper-proof registry, and it should be transparently communicated. This standard is embodied by CDR.fyi’s recent progress report on permanent carbon removal solutions, which was created using ope ..read more
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Integrity helps scale a high-impact VCM. Here's why.
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by Anna Watson
8M ago
(How) can emerging digital technologies help build a high-integrity voluntary carbon market? The Rocky Mountain Institute and Climate Collective have released their VCM Landscape Guide addressing just this. They shine the spotlight on critical issues with the integrity of carbon project data and the integrity of market activity – both areas where new technologies, such as blockchain, and digital monitoring, reporting, and verification (D-MRV) can make a huge difference! Here we break down: ?  Key findings of the VCM landscape guide ? Current integrity issues ? How emerging technology can ..read more
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