CH4 Global has begun construction on a land-based aquaculture and processing facility for asparagopsis in South Australia, to be capable of supplying up to 30,000 cattle daily.
What it is calling an eco-park will be built at Louth Bay, Eyre Peninsula, this year.
It will enable end-to-end production, with low-impact, cost-effective growing and processing of asparagopsis seaweed along with the conversion into CH4 Global’s Methane Tamer products to be fed to cattle and other ruminants.
The Louth Bay site will have a seedling hatchery, patented growing technology and harvesting and drying technology.
Also in January CH4 announced the first continuous commercial supply of Methane Tamer to a feedlot in the state, at HB Rural, south of Port Pirie, to be scaled up to 10,000 cattle treated daily.
Methane Tamer is a consistent, shelf-stable asparagopsis product which in trials has shown to reduce enteric methane emissions from cattle by up to 90%.