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Hawaiian Seaweed Makes Cows 90% Less Gassy – And That’s Good For Climate Change

Hawaiian Seaweed Makes Cows 90% Less Gassy – And That’s Good For Climate Change

ForbesJeff Kart writes about Symbrosia, a company that is turning seaweed into feed for cattle.

The C3 Take
  • 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.

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