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CH4 Global set to launch world’s first commercial scale Asparagopsis production facility

Great news for the fight against methane from cattle

From the depths of the ocean, a climate change solution is emerging in the form of Asparagopsis, a humble red seaweed. DCVC portfolio company CH4 Global is using the plant’s power to solve one of the planet’s most pressing problems: enteric methane emissions from cattle. Methane is more than 80 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, and the world’s 1.5 billion cattle account for at least a quarter of methane emissions resulting from human activities. 

CH4 Global CEO Steve Meller, pictured here inspecting a saltwater tank in which Asparagopsis is being cultivated at the company’s facility in Bluff, New Zealand, believes the aquatic plant holds the key to a more sustainable future for the livestock industry. The seaweed is the star ingredient of the company’s cattle feed supplement, Methane Tamer, which can slash enteric methane emissions by as much as 90%+ while boosting the animals’ productivity.

With the scheduled launch of the world’s first commercial-scale Asparagopsis production facility in Australia later this year, and with major Methane Tamer offtake agreements on the horizon, CH4 Global is on track to deliver gigaton-scale greenhouse-gas emissions reductions by 2030. The world needs this, now.

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