ATAP researchers are collaborating with colleagues from the Lab’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) and Adelphi Technology, Inc., a California-based technology developer, to build a new instrument that could substantially improve our ability to measure and monitor the carbon content of soil on agricultural land.

The “Real-time soil core scanner for carbon and other elements” project is supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Offices of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management and Technology Transitions.

The two-year project “will provide a faster, cost-effective, and more accurate way of measuring and verifying soil carbon,” says Arun Persaud, a Staff Scientist from ATAP’s Fusion Science & Ion Beam Technology Program and is leading the research. “It promises to revolutionize carbon soil analysis, making it a game changer for measuring carbon capture and sequestration in soil accurately and precisely.”

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Berkeley Lab to Lead Soil Carbon Management Project
August 23, 2023 / Carl A. Williams / ATAP News