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Meet the ‘methane man’ with a mission: Using microbes to eat up the greenhouse gas

Catherine Clifford of CNBC reports on Windfall Bio, a company that is addressing emissions from agriculture.

The C3 Take
  • Windfall Bio has developed methane eating microbes, also known as methanotrophs.
  • The company is testing these microbes on dairy farms, where the microbes will eat the methane from cow manure and capture nitrogen from the air to make a fertilizer.
  • This process reduces the emissions from methane, which nearly 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide, while saving farmers money on fertilizer, a critical and expensive commodity.
  • Private sector innovation is creating climate progress.

“On Wednesday, Windfall Bio is revealing its mission to the public for the first time and announcing a $9 million round of funding from venture firm Mayfield, with participation from other investors, including Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures.”

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