Skip to main content Skip to footer

Increasing livestock productivity.
Reducing methane emissions.

Methane is the second most abundant (human activity based) greenhouse gas after CO2


To achieve the 45% reduction in emissions as called for in the 2015 Paris Agreement, revolutionary change is needed in the way we handle methane.

Emissions

18% of global emissions.

18%

Factory

80x more potent at trapping heat in the atmosphere.

Arrow Up

80x

Emissions

30% of global warming since pre-industrial times

30%

The Target


Agriculture is the largest source of anthropogenic (human-activity produced) methane.

Cattle (Beef meat and cattle milk) are the main contributor to the agriculture sector's emissions with about 5.0 gigatonnes of CO2e or about 62% of the sector’s emissions globally.

There are more than 1.5 billion cattle globally.

73% (1.1 billion) are in developing or low-income, food-deficit countries, contributing to a higher level of methane intensity due to poor animal development and low feed quality.

Better feed utilisation and high-quality feed impacts emissions.

Animals on high quality feed and consistent nutrition, such as feedlots and dairy operations can produce 30%- 40% less methane. In developing countries, through improved animal health, nutrition and welfare we can reduce methane output up to 800kg CO2e per animal, per year.

Cow

Less than 15% of animals globally have access to consistent high-quality feed.

15%

Arrow Up

More than 85% of the global cattle population are found on rangeland and extensive grazing environments.

Arrow Up

85%

Emissions

Reducing cattle methane production across developing nations by just 10% can prevent 100 million tonnes of CO2e from entering the environment per year.

10%

The Solution


Introducing The BlockTM

AgCoTech have developed proprietary technology which improves cattle productivity and welfare and reduces methane production by up to 40%.

  • We produce a range of medicated lick blocks (The Blocks™) containing various active mitigants that are tailored for different environments, seasons, and cattle types..
  • It improves the animal’s health and digestive development, thereby reducing lifetime methane output through better animal productivity.
  • The Block™ can generate up to .8 tonne of CO2e reduction.

Emissions Control Laos

Emissions Control AU

Abatement 600 AU

Impact


Manufacturing and distributing The Block™.

Developing Countries

The Blocks are manufactured and provided free to farmers in key developing countries to increase uptake.

  • The blocks will be manufactured locally and distributed by the manufacturer within each market, reducing our logistics footprint.
  • All AgCoTech verified carbon/SDG offsets created from the Blocks consumed are assigned to AgCoTech.
  • AgCoTech sells the credits to fund investment and expansion into more regions of the world
  • Local manufacturing and distribution create jobs in developing countries, provides food security, improves community livelihood, education and allows local farmers to prosper.

AgCoTech BlocksTM will reduce methane production in the highest emitting regions, whilst simultaneously enabling developing communities to better manage food security and regional prosperity.

Australia

The Blocks are currently manufactured locally using 4Season as our contract manufacturer and sold directly to larger scale beef producers.

  • AgCoTech works with beef producer calculating their carbon footprints, adjusting their supplementation programs for additionality to improve production and reduce methane output.
  • AgCoTech creates verified offsets for the producers using either emission intensity or direct abatement models allowing them to offset their own emissions or sell offsets for additional income.

Opportunity


How can AgCoTech benefit you?

About Us


Partnered with

Business Partnerships Platform
Australian Government Department Of Foreign Affairs And Trade
Laos Government
The University Of Sydney
4 Season

"Rural Aid is proud to offer our primary producers a range of tools to help them get out of a tight spot. Lick blocks are now a part of a Rural Aid toolkit that also contains financial assistance, hay deliveries, counselling sessions, water tanks and water deliveries. In addition to the traditional benefits associated with supplement feeding, these AgCoTech lick blocks have the added advantage of reducing methane emissions from grazing livestock."

- John Warlters, CEO, Rural Aid

"We have a received some blocks from the project and now our cattle look healthier and grow faster. Before the emission control blocks it was difficult to bring the cattle home at night, today they return home more easily because they know the emission control blocks are waiting for them."

- Mr. Lae, Farmer from Nongchong Village

"AgCoTech's approach is unique - with a focus not only on reducing emissions, but also positively impacting the social and economic circumstances of Laotian farmers, and improving animal welfare. There must be real and meaningful action to preserve this planet, and our partnership with AgCoTech will allow us to contribute."

- Lance Pollard, Managing Partner, Bennett & Philp Lawyers

Privacy policy

Cookies and other data are used to help keep our site reliable and secure, provide social media features and to analyse how our site is used. Privacy policy.