We’re investing in a portfolio of innovative ventures and projects with a shared commitment to helping farmers lead the worldwide advancement of near-zero emissions pasture-based farming.
We’re scanning the world for solutions to reduce biogenic methane and nitrous oxide emissions from ruminant animals and we're investing to support ventures, research and testing facilities.
We offer a flexible combination of funding, strategic advice and market access to accelerate the development and deployment of solutions:
Investment: Venture capital to unlock company growth and strategic funding for research and development and testing facilities to address market gaps.
Acceleration: Support and advice on building companies and getting solutions to market.
Regulatory support: Help to understand and navigate the regulation based on our experience of the requirements and opportunities in New Zealand.
Trials: Connections across the New Zealand farming sector to help facilitate trials.
Uptake on-farm: Supporting a pathway to deploying your solution at scale through our extensive farm networks and shareholders.
Contact us to find out how we can help bring your solution to market or co-invest in innovative ventures and opportunities in our focus areas.
New Zealand startup developing a slow-release, biodegradable methane-inhibiting bolus for ruminant livestock. The bolus sits in the animal's stomach for up to 6 months while active ingredients are released over time. Initial trials show up to 70% reduction for up to 6 months.
Lead investor in this US-based startup developing probiotics and natural enzymes aimed at reducing methane emissions by up to 80% while improving cow health. Our investment supports development of the probiotic into animal trial proof-of-concept stage.
Vaccine & Inhibitors
Supporting this New Zealand research, underway since 2007, which includes development of a methane vaccine and inhibitors (via intra-ruminal capsules) for grazing ruminant livestock.
GHG Research Facility
Supporting construction of a new greenhouse gas research facility in Palmerston North. This facility will boost research capacity with 12 new respiration chambers for capturing and measuring methane emissions from cattle.