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Startup raises $26.5 million for vaccine to stop cow farts and burps

Dan Primack and Ben Geman of Axios report on a vaccine to reduce cow farts and burps.

The C3 Take
  • Cow burps are estimated to contribute to 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • ArkeaBio’s claims its vaccine is safe and cost-effective and significantly reduces methane production in a cow’s digestive track.
  • The company received $26.5 million from Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

“Methane is much more potent than is carbon dioxide, in terms of its trapping atmospheric heat, although it also dissipates down faster.”

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