Our mission is to help industry adapt to a low carbon future by developing forestry based carbon offset projects in their country of choice


Mikro-Tek is a carbon project developer and supplier of carbon offset creditsthe mechanism by which the impact of emitting a tonne of CO2 can be negated or diminished by avoiding the release of a tonne elsewhere, or by absorbing a tonne of CO2 from the air, whether domestically or internationally, that otherwise would have remained in the atmosphere. Mikro-Tek has considerable experience as a carbon project developer and a supplier of carbon offset credits generated in forestry projects that use their proprietary technology, which is related to the application of natural soil microbes called mycorrhizae.

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generated through the application of their technology in land use projects such as forestry.

Since 2003, Mikro-Tek has planted new forests on more than 7,500 hectares of unproductive land in Chile, and has applied their technology in reforestationThe direct human-induced conversion of non-forested land to forested land through planting, seeding and/or the human induced promotion of natural seed sources, on land that was forested but that has been converted to non-forested land. Mikro-Tek’s domestic forestry projects fall within this category because they are part of Canada’s reforestation program, whereas projects in Chile are considered afforestation projects because they convert grassland to forest.

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projects in the Canadian boreal forest. Together these forest carbon sequestrationreducing net emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) can be accomplished in two ways: either by reducing the rate at which CO2 is added to the atmosphere (e.g. from burning fossil fuels or from clearing and burning forests), or by increasing sequestration—the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere (e.g. by storing additional carbon in forests, soils and other carbon sinks). The latter can be accomplished through land management activities including revegetation, reforestation and afforestation as well as forest, cropland and grazing land management. Through photosynthesis plants remove carbon dioxide from the air, give off oxygen, and store the carbon as biomass. About one half of the dry weight of plant biomass is carbon, and one tonne of carbon in biomass represents 3.67 tonnes of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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projects have generated approximately 4.5 million offset credits that are now available to industry to help them meet their emission reduction targets in an environmentally sustainable way.

In 2010 Mikro-Tek registered their Chilean project with the United Nations under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)a market mechanism defined in Article 12 of the Kyoto Protocol as a project between a developed country and a developing country that provides the developing country with the financing and technology for sustainable development and assists the developed country in achieving compliance throughout the world in any Annex 2 country.

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of the Kyoto Protocol. It was the first registered CDM forestry project in Chile, the seventh in the world, and the first CDM project completed by a Canadian company.

In 2013, Mikro-Tek‘s forestry projects in Chile were registered under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS). Currently the company has 402,000 verified carbon units (VCUs) registered and an additional  1.2 million VCUs will be generated as the forests mature on the sites currently planted in Chile.

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