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SVD

Seaweed feed supplement for methane reduction in livestock products

June 2020
Gallery SVD 1
Gallery SVD 1
01.

Identification

Addressing the lack of applicable and effective approach to reduce livestock emissions, Symbrosia provides a solution to grow enough Asparagopsis taxiformis for the livestock industry and reduce its impact on the environment.

Methane is a greenhouse gas that is a product of digestion and fermentation in the stomachs of ruminant animals including dairy cows, cattle, sheep, goats, and bison. Studies estimate that burping animals contribute to anywhere from 5 to 20% of total global emissions. For companies and producers in the livestock industry, methane emissions often contribute to over 40% of a company’s emission inventory. Acknowledging this challenge, Symbrosia has created SVD - a seaweed feed additive able to reduce ruminant methane emissions by over 90%, when sprinkled on cattle feed at a ~0.4% inclusion rate. In order to grow enough product to provide for the livestock industry, Symbrosia is positioned at this nexus, bringing the technical skills needed to meet milestones and proving out the commercial viability as well as the positive environmental impact of growing this product in culture.

Label Date June 2020
From United States
Maturity stage Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab
Looking For Network; Visibility; Partnership opportunities; Credibility; looking for mentorship to shed light on how to turn a pilot stage technology into a commercially available product; Insights from actors within the livestock industry to better inform our strategy and product development

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • 85% reduction of CO2 emission per head
  • Growing seaweed outdoors draws down carbon from the atmosphere - Asparagopsis taxiformis contains 53% carbon, it represents up to ~275 ton CO2 uptake/year
  • By 2024, SVD could reduce about 63,000 ton CO2-eq on an annual basis in the form of methane reduction
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Introduces the notion of "methane neutral milk" which could soon become an interesting selling proposition for brands and retailers
  • No upfront investment required
04.

Activity Region

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North america

United States,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Symbrosia

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

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Headquarters Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA
06.

Networking Partner

Greentown Labs

The largest cleantech incubator in the United States!

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The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments.

Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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