Charm Industrial

Geological sequestration of bio-oil

Location:

Midwest, USA

Biomass
Permanent
Carbon removal

Why

Biomass

?

Biomass conversion projects can sequester carbon for 100s to 1000s of years. By pairing the ability of plants to absorb carbon dioxide with engineered technology, biomass projects create durable, carbon-rich materials that are easily stored. Read more about in our Biomass 101 Primer.

About

Charm Industrial

Charm

Charm Industrial injects carbon-rich bio-oils into geological formations deep underground to store carbon for millennia. 

Charm’s team uses waste biomass to create bio-oil through a process called “fast pyrolysis”. Bio-oil is conveniently high in carbon and a stable, pumpable fluid. Charm leverages EPA disposal wells to pump bio-oil and other high-carbon industrial byproducts deep underground, sequestering them for thousands of years. 

Your purchase helps Charm scale up their own bio-oil production and come down the cost curve.

Our evaluation

We picked Charm because of their promising progress to date and they have demonstrated a high degree of scalability, efficiency, and transparency in their process.

The Joro community is supporting projects that work with local communities in the midwest of the United States.

evaluation

OVERALL SCORE:

4.5

/5

INTEGRITY:

5

/5

Verifiability Medium-High 4
Enforceability High 5
Permanence 1000+ years 5
Additionality High 5
Transparency Medium 4

TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL:

4

/5

Efficiency High 4
Scalability High 5
Catalytic Potential High 5
Ecosystem Benefits Low 2
Community Benefits Medium 3

Joro community's impact

The Joro community started supporting Charm in 2020, supporting one of Charm’s earliest applications of its innovative technology. 


Our team has been on quarterly calls with Charm’s executive team. Their transparency and effectiveness have impressed us. The team completed delivery of our first order of carbon removal ahead of schedule, on October 3, 2021, and we are excited to continue to support them in demonstrating the scalability of a promising new carbon storage pathway.