Carbon methodology

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OUR CARBON METHODOLOGY

Mootral has developed the world’s first methodology under the VCS program approved by VERRA for quantifying and monitoring methane reductions from ruminants.

It allows to develop carbon projects that in turn allows to create carbon credits based on feeding Mootral Ruminant to cattle.

Methane emissions that result from the digestive process of ruminants, such as cattle, sheep, and goats, are responsible for approximately 30% of global anthropogenic methane emissions, and strategies aimed at reducing these emissions are an important part of the fight against climate change. These enteric methane emissions are a result of fermentation that occurs as biomass eaten is broken down in an animal’s digestive system.

Mootral has developed a new Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) methodology that will reduce such enteric methane emissions. This new methodology is based on a detailed understanding of the biochemical processes in the rumen and of methanogens (the microorganisms within the rumen that produce the methane) and relies on natural feed supplements that inhibit methanogenic activity and thus reduce methane emissions.

This methodology has been developed in an effort to drive finance into agricultural projects that provide an immediate, permanent and measurable impact on mitigating climate change at a local level. Being able to quantify enteric methane emission reductions from livestock projects represents an important step towards mitigating climate change, delivering long-term sustainable development and many other benefits that further the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Quantifying enteric methane emission allows the livestock industry to contribute to SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, and SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals. Reducing enteric fermentation improves the environmental profile of meat and dairy products and provides consumers and livestock producers with sustainable climate-friendly products and a quantified carbon footprint reduction.

Mootral is developing projects using this new VCS methodology with its proprietary natural feed supplement that targets a substantial reduction of enteric methane from ruminants. These carbon projects create value for everyone: farmers, the beef and dairy industry, consumers, governments as well as offering high-quality carbon offset solutions for other industries.

CARBON METHODOLOGY

VCS METHODOLOGY TITLE

Reduction of Enteric Methane Emissions from Ruminants through the Use of 100% Natural Feed Supplement

METHODOLOGY ATTRIBUTES

  • Carbon finance
  • Support sustainable agriculture
  • Provide scientifically-based approaches
  • Meet stringent VCS requirements
  • Broadly applicable to livestock ruminants
  • Flexible in its use
  • Practicable
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