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Blaston Estate

Summary of Blaston Estate

Hylton Murray-Philipson of Blaston Estate in Leicestershire has generated measured soil carbon certificates by implementing regenerative farming practices. In the first transaction in 2022, the farm sequestered 6,500 tonnes CO2 and, having deducted on-farm emissions and placed 20% into a buffer pool, sold 5,000 certificates to Respira International.

Respira underwrote the transaction with a guaranteed minimum price and subsequently on-sold the credits to third party buyers including Dash Water, Helical, Howden, Truck East and Weatherby’s Bank. Blaston takes a holistic approach to managing the farm and works closely with Severn Trent Water. Although the nature market focus is on soil carbon, the farm has implemented practices which have co-benefits for overall soil health, biodiversity and water quality. Profitability has increased as applications of artificial N have been reduced.


Farm Profile:

  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Size of Land: 400 ha
  • Tenancy & Ownership: Owner/Occupier
  • Nature Market Focus: Soil Carbon
  • Interventions: Direct Drilling, Cover Crops, Crop Rotations
  • Project Partners: Respira International, Ecometric, Indigro, Fisher German

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