Mootral is the name given to a program to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals, chiefly cows and sheep , but also goats . Methane is a major target greenhouse gas and in the 4th protocol report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is recommended to increase to a x23 to x72 multiply because of the magnitude of its relative effect to carbon dioxide and longevity in Earth’s atmosphere .

Natural feed supplement

The Mootral natural feed supplement is produced by Neem Biotech. The active ingredient is an organic organosulfur compound (normally found in garlic ), Research at the University of Aberystwyth , Wales has shown up to a 94% reduction in methane production.

Emission trading

Mootral is the brand for the project, designed to certify approved methane reduction programs in which corporates may participate and prove the origin of their involvement. Proceeds of emission trading credits are hand Donated to farmers , Who Will receive Mootral without load for adding to Their cattle feed. Further surpluses return to program participants and charities allied to greenhouse gas reduction research.

Publicity

Mootral has attracted much recent attention as a runner-up in the Global Climate Challenge and Dutch Postcode Lottery. quote needed ]

Mootral is a finalist in the Shell / BBC / World Newsweek Challenge 2009 as one of the 12 most promising solutions to climate change .

Sources

  • http://www.incropsproject.co.uk/documents/Events/Launch2009/David%20Wiliams%20Neem%20Biotech.pdf
  • http://www.theworldchallenge.co.uk/2009-finalists-project02.php
  • Animal Feed Science and Technology, Volume 147, Issues 1-3, 14 November 2008, Pages 36-52
  • Animal Feed Science and Technology, Volume 145, Issues 1-4, 14 August 2008, Pages 351-363
  • J. Dairy Sci. 89: 761-771, 2006