First Tero Carbon Certification

First Tero Carbon Certification

Today we are pleased to announce the first certification carried out by Tero Carbon. The Aruanã Project, in addition to being certified based on the TERO.001 – REDD+ methodology, was verified, generating environmental assets (verified carbon credits).

In total, 2,240,307 tCO2e (tons of carbon dioxide equivalent) were recorded, enough to eliminate emissions from a population estimated at 320,000 people. The project concerns a property with a total area of 12 thousand hectares, located in the municipality of Itacoatiara, in Amazonas, belonging to Agropecuária Aruanã.

The generation of these carbon credits refers to a period of 41 years, from January 1980 to December 2020. The project included the generation of environmental assets from two forms: Avoided Emissions (related to the waiver of the right to deforest, according to the Current Forest Code) and Removed Emissions (related to the reforestation of degraded areas).

The verification innovates by generating NFT-type digital certificates (Non Fungible Tokens), which were made available on the OpenSea, platform, where interested parties can find the main public information related to the project and its transactions. For registration, Tero Carbon also used the public Blockchain Polygon network, giving operations a unique identity and thus avoiding problems such as double counting.

About Agropecuária Aruanã

Agropecuária Aruanã began its activities in 1969. The initial objective was to deforest 50% of the area, as permitted by the current Forest Code, for transformation into pastures. In 1975, after transforming just over 1 thousand hectares of forests into pastures, the owners of the area voluntarily decided to stop livestock farming and begin a process of reforestation of native species. Currently, the property has the largest chestnut reforestation area in the Amazon, with approximately 1,400 hectares of plantations. In addition to generating direct and indirect jobs for the surrounding communities with the chestnut harvest, the property also maintains the Instituto Excelsa, which produces and distributes seedlings to farming families in the Amazon.

About Aruanã Project

The Aruanã project is the first verified by the Brazilian certification company Tero Carbon, which uses methodologies specially developed for the national reality. The CEO of Tero Carbon, Francisco Higuchi, PhD in Ecology and Tropical Forest Management (UFPR/INPA/ FFPRI Japan) and who has more than 15 years of experience in forestry projects and carbon estimation in the Amazon, argues that Aruanã is a success story among projects classified as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, including the conservation and increase of carbon stocks).

“The initiative brings together important environmental, but also social and economic issues. The owners understand that they are part of the ecosystem and that managing the area generates ecological, social and economic benefits and impacts”.

Francisco Higuchi, Tero Carbon’s CEO

About Tero Carbon

Tero Carbon is a digital certifier of carbon credits and stocks. Created in Manaus, in 2022, the company uses exclusive methodologies, focused on the Brazilian reality and which follow the technical guidelines of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in addition to being the first in the segment with genuinely Amazonian DNA. Its technical staff has more than 15 years of experience in developing forest carbon projects in the Amazon, with expertise in the region’s logistics and social aspects of traditional communities. The certifier uses blockchain technology to provide security, reliability and traceability to the environmental asset certification process and has the support of renowned institutions in the sector, including: Business Incubator of the National Institute of Amazon Research (IE-INPA) , an entity linked to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the National Federation of Industries of the State of the Amazon (FIEAM) and the venture builder VB92 Launch Hub.

Tero Carbon Complete 1 Year

Tero Carbon Complete 1 Year

Tero Carbon complete 1 year, thank you very much!

A year ago, we launched ourselves on the market as a digital certifier of carbon credits and stocks. During this period, we guarantee the fulfillment of our mission in the market: We unite our own methodologies, developed for the reality of the Amazon and Brazil, with technologies that simplify project registration, providing transparency and security in asset transactions.

Our actions speak louder than words; – construction moments in the office, at events, immersed in the Amazon, carrying out public consultations. We are fully convinced that, just as the voluntary carbon market has progressed, we, as a certifier, share the same objective!

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We thank everyone who was part of this first year and we extend a warm welcome to our second year! With the authentic essence of the Amazon and Brazil!

Yours sincerely,
Tero Carbon Team

About Tero Carbon

Tero Carbon is a digital certifier of carbon credit and stock that has its own methodologies for generating certified quality environmental assets, such as Carbon Credit and Carbon Stock.

We have developed a platform that, in addition to facilitating the registration and certification process, uses Blockchain technology to generate issue, transfer and retirement certificates (NFT), providing greater transparency, traceability and avoiding double counting.

Tero Carbon is a Brazilian certifier, located in Manaus, Amazonas, in the middle of the Amazon Forest. We are very proud to be supported and guaranteed by the Federation of Industries of the Federação das Indústrias do Estado do Amazonas (FIEAM), which shares the mission of contributing to the economic development of the region, now also through a carbon market.

Public Consultation of the TERO.002 – REDD Methodology is open

Public Consultation of the TERO.002 – REDD Methodology is open

The Public Consultation of the TERO.002 – REDD Methodology is open and will receive comments and suggestions from interested parties until 06/21 at 11:59 pm.

The TERO.002 – REDD Methodology has as its main objective the generation of verified carbon credits from forestry projects through Avoided Planned Deforestation (APD) in the Amazon Biome. REDD stands for Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

The approach in this methodology is based on environmental impacts, focusing on keeping the forest standing, on the preservation and conservation of biodiversity. Eligible rural properties include both public and private properties with natural forests in the Amazon Biome.

The objective of the public consultation is the collective contribution to the definition of a methodological approach, which is essential for the implementation of actions that promote environmental preservation and sustainable development.

About Tero Carbon

Tero Carbon is a digital certifier of carbon credit and stock that has its own methodologies for generating certified quality environmental assets, such as Carbon Credit and Carbon Stock.

We have developed a platform that, in addition to facilitating the registration and certification process, uses Blockchain technology to generate issue, transfer and retirement certificates (NFT), providing greater transparency, traceability and avoiding double counting.

Tero Carbon is a Brazilian certifier, located in Manaus, Amazonas, in the middle of the Amazon Forest. We are very proud to be supported and guaranteed by the Federation of Industries of the Federação das Indústrias do Estado do Amazonas (FIEAM), which shares the mission of contributing to the economic development of the region, now also through a carbon market.