Carolina Seed Systems


To address the challenges of harmful CO2 emissions, CSS is actively developing climate smart crops with increased carbon sequestration capabilities. The opportunity to quantify, select, and develop crops with increased carbon sequestration ability represents a paradigm shift for application of the CSS proprietary technology pipeline. Seed is nearly infinitely scalable; this biological approach to carbon sequestration has the potential to remove more carbon than changes to management practices alone. Deploying this technology via seed does not rely on the farmer adopting new management practices. Carbon removal technology in the seed is reliable and quantifiable, and therefore can be consistently monetized.

We employ an advanced biology non-GMO approach to leverage natural crop diversity and marker-assisted genomic-enabled technologies allowing for the creation of unique products to address economic opportunities and climate vulnerabilities. This combination of biology, engineering, and advanced computing enables us to understand individual genes, markers, and traits at an unprecedented level of resolution and scale.

CSS is committed to mitigating the environmental consequences of agricultural production by providing cropping options to farmers that improve soil health, capture more carbon, and support rural economic development.

Carbon Credits

Carbon credits measure and track the quantity of carbon concealed in the soil and the amount of Greenhouse Gas Emissions that are reduced. Carbon Credits can be created in farming by tracking carbon dioxide drawn down into the soil and Greenhouse Gas Emissions that are reduced above the soil.


Zach Brenton
Rick Boyles
Steve Kresovich