GlasPort Bio’s innovative technology, GasAbate, which tackles agricultural emissions at source, was awarded the prestigious Irish Times Innovation Award for Sustainability in March 2022.
The company targets methane emissions both from animal manure and from the animals themselves. “The reason why we focus on methane is that it is 30 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas,” Dr. Ruairi Friel, CEO of GlasPort Bio explains. “It only persists in the atmosphere for 12 years or so. That means we can have real near-term impact on overall levels by addressing it now.”
GasAbate has been trialled successfully on a dairy farm and a pig firm and the company hopes to launch the product onto the market later this year or early in 2023.
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