Charles Brooke is the Program Lead for Enteric Methane at Spark Climate Solutions, where he focuses on field building and roadmapping. Prior to joining Spark, Charles served as the lead scientist for short lived climate pollutants within the executive office of the California Department of Food and Agriculture where he created and managed the first state program to support enteric methane research. Charles is also an affiliate researcher of the Systems Microbiology and Natural Products Laboratory at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on the evaluation of feed additives for enteric methane mitigation, rumen microbiome responses and the discovery of novel microbial compounds.
One-third of U.S. anthropogenic methane emissions come from cattle and other ruminants, and addressing these emissions could lead to a 3% decrease in the U.S. greenhouse gas footprint.