South Australian methane-buster company wins award
CH4 Australia has been named the South Australian Climate Change Leader for Business and Industry. The company works with farmers to reduce enteric methane emissions by up to 90% by using seaweed processed as cattle feed supplements.
CH4 Australia was recognised for innovation and leadership in its work to reduce methane emissions by using locally grown Asparagopsis seaweed feed supplements at the Premier Climate Change Council 2022 SA Climate Leaders Awards held on 21 November 2022.
In September, the company took its first step towards the commercial supply of methane-reduced beef to the public, when protein manufacturer CirPro produced and served beef fed with the Asparagopsis feed supplement.
CH4 Australia General Manager Adam Main said the company was thrilled to have been recognised by the South Australian Government as a leader in climate change.
“With Asparagopsis having been proven to reduce methane in ruminants by up to 90%, we’re working with feedlot and aquaculture partners to reach wider markets locally and internationally, as we know Asparagopsis can drastically reduce emissions and make a real difference,” Main said.
Within five years, CH4 Global’s methane-reduction plan is aiming to have its Asparagopsis feed supplement being fed to 150 million cattle, which is 10% of the world total.
The Minister for Climate, the Environment and Water, Susan Close, congratulated the winners and acknowledged the applicants, who were doing vital work to address climate change.
A record number of applications were received, highlighting the innovations and initiatives being delivered across South Australia to build on the state’s reputation as a climate change leader.
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