Location: Portsmouth, NH
Climate disruption from pollution is cumulative; the less we send into the atmosphere the less of it we’re faced with. This seems like a simple issue, yet the goal to achieve net zero climate pollution while maintaining positive economic growth is a huge hurdle for businesses worldwide. This issue is especially complicated in the agriculture industry. Worldwide, animal agriculture accounts for 18%, and 37% of the greenhouse gas and methane gas emissions respectively (AGU). This is because of cow poop. The natural process of fermenting manure, emits a mixture of 35% CO2 and a dangerous 65% methane gas. Methane is about 21 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere than CO2 (NPR). One very efficient way to cut down on these emissions would be to capture the gasses before they get released into the atmosphere, but how is this possible?
The Remooable team has engineered a creative solution called a “digester,” which captures biogas from manure and turns it into biofuel. This process is innovative, but also rather complicated (read more about it here). Reimagining biogas has both a positive environmental impact and the potential to be converted in to a valuable bio-gas. The resulting gas can be used for transportation fuel, or put directly into the gas pipeline grid. The digester would help reduce reliance on less sustainable forms of natural gas that rely on fracking. It’s a great solution, yet the cost of “digesting” and upgrading the biogas is steep enough to push small businesses and local farms of the picture. Remooable aims to address this and states that their goal is to provide small and medium dairies with the digester, allowing them to produce and clean biogas and deliver it straight to the biofuels market. Remooable believes they have the digester technology effective enough to both save Mother Earth from fracking, and to create a constant revenue stream for farms.
So far, Remooable has put together a strong, experienced team of engineers, scholars, and developers, all of whom are experienced in the business of sustainable agriculture. Some of their team members have over 50 years of experience in renewable energy, 24 of which included harvesting energy from cow and pig manure. Based in Portsmouth, NH, Remooable is located in a region with a large cattle population. They’ve expanded and are operating twelve organic agricultural waste digesters and biogas cleaning systems in Wisconsin and Texas. Remooable is currently funding their effort on indiegogo and could use your help. Support Remooable to tell the natural gas market it should stop fracking and think more about farting.
Impact: Sustainable Agriculture, Avoided use of harmful chemicals, Avoided CO2 emissions, Efficient fuel use, Avoided Methane emissions
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