Monday, 15 June 2020 12:27

Red algae to the rescue?

Written by  The Hound

Is red algae the silver bullet for climate change?

A Swedish startup attempting to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by stopping cows from burping and farting has raised over $800,000 to industrialise the process.

Volta Greentech says it plans to industrialise the production of a type of red algae which, according to the company, reduces cow production of methane gases by up to 80%.

It says the company’s next two big challenges are producing the algae in large enough volumes at a low cost, and developing a business model that creates incentives for farmers to use the solution on their farms.

“If we can solve these two challenges, we can eliminate 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions,” the company says.

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