Member - Symbrosia

Asparagopsis taxiformis seaweed supplement for livestock methane reductions of over 85% per animal.

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2018
Company Size 4
Member Type
Founders Alexia Akbay
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Livestock digestion contributes 10% of total global GHG emissions. While other sectors are already reducing their carbon footprint, the contribution of GHG emissions from livestock is on track to increase. Symbrosia is developing proprietary technologies to commercially grow the red macroalgae Asparagopsis taxiformis as a livestock feed supplement. At a 0.5% inclusion rate in ruminant feed, this tropical red seaweed confers health benefits to cattle and increases productivity while eliminating over 85% of methane emissions. Symbrosia will provide a pathway for creating value-added beef and dairy products with a softer footprint on our planet: an effective, biological (non-synthetic), and competitively priced plug-in solution to reduce global ruminant livestock emissions by 85%+ in advance of impending regulation and climate effects. The first customers for commercially raised A. taxiformis will be consumer-facing dairy companies seeking to reduce the carbon footprint of their supply chains.

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