ALL ABOUT MOOTRAL

Mootral is a proprietary natural feed supplement scientifically proven to reduce methane from cows by 30%.

MOOTRAL is an AgriTech company based in Switzerland that develops innovative solutions for companies and governments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the agricultural sector. Our first technology is Mootral Ruminant, a natural feed supplement that significantly reduces methane emissions from ruminants. Mootral Ruminant is based on a proprietary combination of organosulfur compounds from garlic and bioflavonoids extracted from citrus. Our research over the last 10 years (under both lab and commercial farm conditions) shows a 30% reduction in emitted methane.

The Mootral business model sets out to prove “there is good business in the business of doing good”. Mootral unlocks new, innovative and profitable approaches to reducing GHG emissions, including the creation of a new climate-friendly food standard for beef and dairy products and a “cow credit” currency. Mootral is a “win-win” for all, but especially for farmers. Today, farmers are facing economic hardships and regulatory challenges unforeseen just a few decades ago. In order to support their future financial prosperity in a sustainable way, and one that meets the emerging needs of consumers, new thinking is needed. Mootral is the result of that thinking – bringing strong benefits to all stakeholders.

Cows, being the highest methane producers amongst ruminants, are a crucial factor in our environmental ecosystem and the economy, Mootral is setting the foundation for the future through a solution that makes an impact today. It enables a positive transition to climate-smart agriculture designed to help farmers earn more money and industry partners to reduce their impact on the environment. The future is climate-smart and the future is now.

THE NEED TO ADDRESS METHANE EMISSIONS FROM AGRICULTURE TODAY:

  • The global livestock industry is responsible for 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
  • This makes it the largest contributor of GHGs after energy and industry ahead of the entire transportation sector.
  • There are more than 1.5 billion cows on earth[1] and according to the latest forecasts there will be 2.5 billion cows by 2050.
  • Cows are the largest source of methane emissions in the world – a cow naturally produces around 500 liters of methane a day, which equates on average 3-4 tonnes of CO2e (based on GWP100 = 28).
  • However, Methane has a shorter life span and is 86x more powerful than CO2in the first 20 years.[2] Hence, on average a cow emits around 12 tons CO2e a year.[3]
  • In other words, the average cow produces more CO2e per year than the average car.[4]

Learn more about COWS AND METHANE...

[1] FAO – Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM)
[2] GWP Values and lifetimes from 2013 IPCC AR5 p714
[3] GWP 86
[4] CO2 emissions per car = 120g CO2/km https://www.theicct.org/publications/co2-emissions-new-passenger-cars-eu-car-manufacturers-performance-2017
Average distance driven per year = 12,000 km http://www.odyssee-mure.eu/publications/efficiency-by-sector/transport/distance-travelled-by-car.html 
Total emissions per car per year = 1.4 TCO2/car/year. 

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