CH4 Global, a climate technology company, and Siemens, the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe, have entered into a technology cooperation through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU supports CH4 Global’s ambitions of reducing enteric methane emissions by up to 90% using Asparagopsis seaweed — which would be processed as cattle feed supplements initially in a production plant in South Australia.
Speaking about the MoU signing, Tim Williams, COO of CH4 Global, said that the agreement with Siemens was a critical part of the company’s mission to bend the climate curve. “The carbon emissions from the livestock industry are more than double the emissions from passenger vehicles and methane forms a significant part of this. Our rapid growth from acquiring our IP to expansion of operations in Australia and New Zealand is testament to the market appetite for sustainable solutions.
CH4 Global was the first company globally to obtain an IP license based on the original scientific research that proved the methane-mitigating benefits of Asparagopsis seaweed. In the new agreement CH4 Global will use Siemens’ technological skills and capabilities in areas of digitalization and automation.
“Rapidly scaling up and commercializing our products for a potential global market requires deep expertise with digitalization and automation technologies – something which Siemens is renowned for,” Mr. Williams said. “This is where we rely on the expertise and prowess of Siemens to help maximize our efficiencies to build sustainability into all aspects of the (South Australia) facility and its operation.”
Headquartered in Nevada (US) and with operations in Australia and New Zealand, CH4 Global recently announced the company’s first EcoPark, an integrated facility in New Zealand for sustainable aquaculture. Also this year CH4 Global received a South Australian government grant to develop stock feed products from native seaweed in the state.
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