Forbes’ Jeff Kart writes about Symbrosia, a company that is turning seaweed into feed for cattle.
- Symbrosia is growing a red seaweed called A. taxiformis to convert it into cow feed.
- When used in cattle feed, A. taxiformis reduces the amount of methane a cow produces by 90%.
- A. taxiformis has also been found to reduce methane emissions for sheep.
“The startup points to research from The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Penn State and University of California-Davis that shows replacing just 0.4% of a cow’s feed with A. taxiformis reduces the amount of methane the cow produces by more than 90%. The seaweed works in a cow’s stomach to inhibit hydrogen and carbon dioxide from combining to form methane.”
Read the full article here.