By Adam Main @CH4 Global
August 9, 2023
With key operations in Australia and New Zealand, CH4 Global welcomes the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Bush Summit series.
As political leaders, policy makers and regional leaders across a range of industries come together to celebrate and showcase regional Australia, we are thrilled to share our successes and plans for further investment in Australia.
Reducing methane emissions with Asparagopsis seaweed
CH4 Global was founded by an international team of senior scientists, proven technology entrepreneurs, and business executives from Australia, New Zealand, UK and the US. Our entire team – along with a range of partners – are actively leveraging the ground-breaking research findings of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Meat & Livestock Australia, and James Cook University.
That research led to the global recognition of Asparagopsis seaweed’s impact on methane reduction. Asparagopsis armata is an Australian and New Zealand-native, naturally abundant seaweed that can immediately impact climate change. This cold water seaweed is perfectly suited to the Australian and New Zealand climate for sustainable, long-term, environmentally friendly cultivation. And CH4 Global is well positioned to make it available globally now.
Investing in Australia to achieve our mission
Our mission – and our ability to reach our goal – of preventing the emission of 1 gigatonne of CO2 equivalent is being made possible by our talented in-house team, our network of global partners, and those investing in our company.
Our initial focus is addressing the market for dairy and beef cattle in Australia, North America, South East Asia and beyond with our safe, viable solutions that reduce enteric methane from ruminant livestock. Much of our newest investment will be in South Australia, where we will build our end-to-end seaweed processing facility: CH4 Global EcoPark™. This facility offers a unique, cost-effective approach to producing our unique first product, Methane Tamer™, at scale. Methane Tamer™ uses Asparagopsis which, when added to cattle feed, drastically reduces the animals’ methane emissions by up to 90% while also reducing the feed energy lost to methane emissions.
Committed to the wellbeing of a thriving community
Part of our multi-pronged strategy is to not only act with urgency in reducing methane from cows and other ruminants by harnessing the power of Asparagopsis seaweed, but to ensure a sustainable business in a thriving community. To that end, we are also committed to ensuring this natural, sustainable solution has a net positive return on investment for dairy and beef farmers so they can rapidly and profitably adopt this approach around the world. Just as importantly, we want to ensure the growth and viability of new economic opportunities for First Nations people, particularly those whose lands on which we operate in Australia and New Zealand.
I hope you’ll join us at the Bush Summit series, and listen in on Sky News Australia as I discuss our future plans for investment in Australia as we continue building a vibrant, ongoing business that creates jobs and supports local communities.