Community Benefits

Charm isn’t just removing carbon, we’re also improving communities and ecosystems we operate in today

Creating New Jobs in the Community

At Charm, we're dedicated to building a better future by creating new job opportunities in various fields. From engineers and project managers to community coordinators, our growing workforce reflects our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and community enrichment.

Charm will partner with communities, conservation groups, and governments

Downed trees and other excess woody biomass are a major contributor to wildfires, and there are limited commercially viable fuel reduction options in much of our nation’s forests.

Charm will work with local, state and federal officials, conservation organizations, power companies, and communities to help reduce forest fuel load by processing downed trees and other forest slash, which will help prevent wildfires, permanently store carbon, and have a big impact on air quality.

Wildfires have a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged rural communities, and improving wildfire management has the potential to prevent loss of property and loss of life in those areas.

Fixing Abandoned Wells

Across the US, there are hundreds of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells that leak toxic chemicals into the air, contaminate groundwater, and emit methane, harming the climate. Charm can address leaking oil wells and other orphaned wells by using them for bio-oil injection and then permanently capping them.

In line with our mission, Charm seeks to work with willing environmental justice communities to use bio-oil injections to plug their wells and improve community health while permanently storing carbon underground.

Improved Soil Health

One of the byproducts of the pyrolysis process is a nutrient-rich char, which can enhance soil health. At scale, Charm will operate mobile units that directly replace nutrients in the soil, and significantly increase soil carbon content for a healthy soil. We also plan to only take ~50% of the biomass on any given field, leaving behind ~50% to protect soil from rainfall and maintain a healthy soil microbiome through regenerative farming.

Economic Opportunities for Agricultural and Rural Communities

Charm only uses waste biomass that would otherwise rot or burn and emit CO₂ back into the atmosphere. When Charm purchases waste corn stover from farmers, it directly increases their profits because there is a limited market for these residues. This supports farming communities while also putting CO₂ underground permanently.

At scale, Charm will operate mobile units that follow the harvest, creating additional jobs in farming and rural communities for pyrolysis operators and maintenance technicians.

Meet Adam — Our Pyrolysis Operator

Meet Adam, one of Charm’s pyrolysis operators. He grew up in the Colorado outdoors, and built mechanical and electrical experience in the wind power and cell tower industries. Learn more about his journey at Charm and what drives him.

Minimal Resource Use

Charm’s carbon removal technology is mobile and has a small resource footprint, meaning our process doesn’t require significant quantities of energy or water. This means that resources that communities depend on are not being depleted even when we begin operating at scale.

We're eager to scale up mobile pyrolysis to put oil back underground, decarbonize steel production, and drive all the benefits above for the communities we operate in.

Learn why companies are purchasing carbon removal

Enterprise purchases and long term offtakes secure permanent removal supply and enables Charm to expand capacity and co-benefits in large step changes. 

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