Agriculture is a major contributor to GHG emissions globally. In Europe and the US, this sector accounts for approximately 10% of all GHG emissions – the vast majority of which comes directly from livestock. Agriculture must play its role as society moves towards carbon neutrality.
GlasPort Bio has developed a solution to this problem.
Since 2018 GlasPort Bio has been developing our innovative solutions to prevent methane emissions and reduce spend on-farm.
It is estimated that between 2-12% of the energy content of feed to ruminants is lost via burping of methane. This represents a major economic loss to the farmer, lost productivity to the animal i.e. feed being diverted away from the animal and accounts for approximately 45% of agricultural emissions in the EU.
GlasPort Bio has developed RumenGlas, a novel feed additive shown in large-scale animal trials to reduce enteric methane emissions by 30%, allowing for more sustainable livestock farming.
Manure is rich in nutrients and is a valuable renewable resource. However, from the moment it is produced it starts to lose these nutrients as methane, ammonia and other gases. This results in a weakened manure for use on-farm or in anaerobic digestion, while contributing greatly to nuisance odours.
GlasPort Bio has developed GasAbate, a novel manure additive for improved manure management. In large-scale trials, this reduces methane emissions by >80%, ammonia emissions by 50% and hydrogen sulphide emissions by >80%. This helps to lock-in valuable nutrients, reduce malodours and reduce the on-farm carbon footprint.
GlasPort Bio is an excellent example of a company developing game-changing solutions.
We are, after all, the greatest problem solvers to have ever existed on Earth. If working apart, we are a force powerful enough to destabilize our planet. Surely working together, we are powerful enough to save it.
Veteran British broadcaster and documentary maker David Attenborough.
The [GasAbate] innovation is disruptive and would be a game-changing technology. The impact for the environment is significant and it would put Europe worldwide on the leading edge
European Commission, EIC Review panel
The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.
António Guterres - Remarks at 2019 Climate Action Summit
Cutting methane is the strongest lever we have to slow climate change over the next 25 years
Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environmental Programme