Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Research and Patience Key to Carbon Link's Win

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Research and Patience Key to Carbon Link's Win

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AFTER nine years of research and development, Terry McCosker is now seeing his innovative idea grow into a commercial business.

The root of his concept, Carbon Link, stemmed from recognition that graziers who use renewable grazing methods were taking increased amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere and storing it in the soil.

Seeing the benefits of this to both the grazier and the environment, Terry undertook a great deal of research and overcame many obstacles to develop ways of allowing graziers to get paid for sequestering carbon.

"This offers a win-win solution to the problem of global warming, for farmers and the wider population -- the farmers because their soil is improved, which results in greater production and an additional income stream from the sale of carbon credits, and for the general public due to the resulting reductions in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels and production of healthier food," he said.

And with dedication and determination to see this project to the end, Terry and his team have been recognised for Most Innovative Business in the Capricornia Business Awards 2016.

"We were extremely proud to be representing the agricultural industry at the awards," Terry said. …

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