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Burping cows are a major contributor to global warming. Methane is released whenever cows belch. And with a global herd of more than 3 billion animals, contemporary agriculture is the world’s largest source of man made methane production with a warming effect greater than all the world’s cars, planes and ships combined. But what if there was a way to stop cows from burping?

Adding just 0.4% supplement of Asparagopsis seaweed to cattle feed is shown to cut methane outputs up to 99% while increasing yields. But with such a vast global herd, we need to find a way of growing Asparagopsis at a massive scale that is both sustainable and practical.

Which is why CleanEyre Global is researching the most effective and sustainable way of bringing the Asparagopsis benefit to producers.

Prince Edward Island,
Our story starts on Prince Edward island in Canada, in 2006 when a local farmer noticed that the stock grazing on the kelp that washed up on his coastal farm appeared to be thriving. Ag scientist Rob Kinley jumped at the chance to find out more. His early research quickly established that seaweed wasn’t just producing better yields for the cattle, it was reducing their methane emissions by as much as twenty percent. Intrigued at what he discovered, he knew that other seaweeds could potentially have even better results.
James Cook University,
Townsville, Queensland Australia
With that in mind Rob Kinley began a research project with the CSIRO at Townsville’s James Cook University, to test a range of seaweeds. Here he discovered Asparagopsis had the extraordinary ability to reduce methane production in cattle by as much as 99%. Better yet, this result was achieved by adding as little 0.4% of asparagopsis to the total feed. The implications were profound.
Eyre Peninsula,
South Australia
‘The home of Asparagopsis’ CleanEyre Global, seeing the extraordinary opportunity that Asparagopsis offered, began investigating the best possible way of cultivating this seaweed at scale. Their search led them to the Eyre Peninsula, a location that features the high salinity, high calcium waters that Asparagopsis thrive in. There are two main varieties of Asparagopsis.

Asparagopsis, Armata which grows in temperate waters.

Asparagopsis,Taxiformis which grows in tropical and subtropical waters.
Franklin Harbour,
South Australia
The Eyre peninsula is one of the few places in the world where both varieties are naturally occuring. Recognising this as the very best possible place in the world to undertake this research, CleanEyre Global established ocean leases in two key locations. The first in Franklin Harbour.
Coffin Bay,
South Australia
The second in Coffin Bay. With these two key locations secured they had the perfect range of habitats for developing a sustainable Asparagopsis hatchery using techniques that are scalable and transferable.

Just 0.4% Supplement added to feed reduces methane emissions up to 99%

The story of how some Canadian cows with a taste for seaweed led to the discovery of a for the elimination of methane emissions from livestock.