Regenerative Agriculture Carbon Project
Flagship carbon farming program to generate premium, verified carbon credits from regenerative agriculture practices across the USA
Development (2025E start)
Verra Verified Carbon Standard voluntary carbon credit
30% Gross Revenue royalty on CarbonNOW® program
Green Star Royalties, in partnership with Locus Agriculture (“Locus AG”) , incentivizes the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices by North American farmers. This practice change, which includes the application of Locus AG’s revenue-accelerating and award winning agricultural biologicals, is expected to improve soil health, accelerate atmospheric CO2 removal, reduce the use of traditional NPK fertilizers and improve crop yields, ultimately resulting in the creation of premium, verified carbon credits. This CarbonNOW® carbon farming program was initially started as an agreement by Green Star Royalties, Locus AG and Anew Climate to incentivize regenerative agriculture practices on 320,000 acres of U.S. farmland in 2021. However, following strong demand and grower enrollment, in April 2022 the CarbonNOW® carbon farming program was expanded more than fourfold to cover 1.32 million acres of farmland. In January 2024, as part of optimizing the CarbonNOW program, Green Star Royalties partnered directly with Locus AG and revised the original proceeds sharing agreement with Anew Climate to a 30% gross carbon revenue royalty on the program.
- Sustainable farming: This initiative aims to finance and accelerate the transition of North American farmers to sustainable farming practices that will improve soil health and accelerate atmospheric CO2 removal and sequestration into soils.
- Innovative, aligned benefit structure: The partnership between Locus AG and Green Star Royalties, with Anew Climate as the carbon project developer, enables farmers to participate in the carbon credit market, maximizing benefits and alignment to all program participants.
- Regenerative agriculture aims to promote topsoil health regeneration and to rebuild soil organic matter while improving water management, reducing or eliminating nitrogen-based fertilizers, increasing biodiversity, and implementing low tillage and cover crop practices.
- Regenerative agriculture reverses climate change by sequestering significant additional amounts of atmospheric CO2 into soils than would have not otherwise occurred by utilizing current farming practices.
Locus Agriculture (Locus AG) is an agriculture biological company that consistently pairs the most vital inputs with data-driven guidance to help growers achieve more productive, sustainable crops. Its globally recognized CarbonNOW® carbon farming program gives farmers a new way to boost yields, profit and accelerate carbon sequestration while reducing operating costs and environmental impact. Locus AG gets its core scientific capabilities from its parent company, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), an Ohio-based green technology powerhouse. For more information, visit LocusAG.com.
Anew is accelerating the fight against climate change by enabling companies and organizations to align their goals for conservation and impact with actionable next steps. With a comprehensive solutions portfolio that includes advisory services, carbon credits, renewable natural gas, renewable energy certificates, EV credits, and emission credits, Anew lowers barriers to participation in environmental markets for clients across the private and public sectors.