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Soil analysis and characterization

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The platform studies the role of soils in the environmental transition via the analysis of the different forms of organic and inorganic carbon present in them. 

For the purpose, the platform uses the Rock-Eval® tool developed by the Carnot IFPEN Ressources Energétiques, interpreting the results in the specific context of soils. 

Monitoring carbon in soils serves a dual objective:

  • firstly, climate-related, with the need to increase stable forms of organic carbon in soils for storage purposes;
  • secondly agronomic, with the need to ensure soil fertility with organic matter that is sufficiently labile to release its nutrients.