Bahari Labs

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'Team points' are awarded according to the adequacy of the solution with the type of innovations sought by Team for the Planet. They correspond to the analysis of several factors :

  • impact potential: impact average score > 4 => 0,5 point / if > 4,15 => 1 point.
  • global consistency: all average score of the 6 selection criteria > 2,5 => 1 point.
  • the favourite: % of assessments judge the innovation as a top one to act on a global scale against greenhouse gases > 20% => 1 point
  • the targeting: validation of Team for the Planet scope of action higher than 90% => 0,5 point + innovation level of maturity is enough => 0,5 point
  • social acceptability: semantic analysis score of comments > 0 => 0,5 point/ if > 3500 => 1 point
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Submitted for assessment : After checking that an innovation is within the scope of the 20 issues Team for the Planet targets and that it has reached a sufficient maturity, the innovation is being assessed.

Leveraging novel seaweed bioactives to reduce ruminant methane emissions.

Lever of action
Zero emissions
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Submission date August 29, 2023 Founders Jay Van Der Walt Development location Cape Town, South Africa

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What is the issue addressed?

We are in the midst of a global climate crisis with atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas at their highest in nearly four decades of records, and more urgent action is needed to avoid catastrophic consequences.

How is the problem solved?

Bahari Labs is Africa's first Climate Tech company that exists to reduce ruminant methane emissions by making livestock more efficient. We’re doing this by unlocking the bioactive power of seaweed.

What is the customer target?

The potential clients for this innovation are large corporates that are looking to purchase carbon credits, or beef, sheep and goat farmers wanting to sell a more sustainable product.

How is this solution different?

Competitors who are working on reducing ruminant methane emissions using seaweed are focusing on Asparagopsis, a species that contains the halogenated organic compound, Bromoform. Bromoform, however, is potentially toxic at levels above the minimum effective dose, can lead to bromide accumulation in the milk of dairy cows consuming it. We are the only company working with different seaweed species.