We are scientists, veterinarians, and climatetech professionals with decades of experience creating advanced scalable technologies, now enabling farmers to produce more milk and meat with significantly lower measurable methane emissions.
We partner with farmers and other stakeholders in the meat and dairy industry to globally expand the deployment of our novel microbiome analytics technology to provide individually customized diets for each herd.
metha.ai was launched from MIT in 2022 with headquarters in Cambridge, MA and Tel Aviv.
Cows produce highly varying levels of methane at different times, emitting lots of methane when their digestive system goes “out of tune.” When methane emissions increase, milk and meat yield decreases, directly affecting farmers’ profitability.
Although various feed additives can reduce methane emissions and are available today, their efficacy is inconsistent and often short-lived. It is very difficult to predict which additive would be able to reduce methane emission levels for any particular herd, significantly limiting the effectiveness of treatments.
Produce more milk and meat with significantly, measurable lower methane emissions
Our team has developed a technology that can calculate the optimal feed additive cocktail for each herd. This is done based on a gut microbiome sample taken from a small number of cows in each herd. The genetic information received from sequencing these samples is then analyzed using our proprietary microbiome analytics engine.
This technology, developed at MIT by the company’s founding team, is based on a novel scientific approach within the field of Artificial Intelligence, using big data analytics and the mathematical laws of biology to understand complex systems like the gut microbiome. Our novel approach can save up to X3 more methane than commercial solutions available today.
Using Artificial Intelligence to decrease cows’ methane emission
OPPORTUNITY & EMISSION REDUCTION
The benefits to the farmers are two-fold. First, the company provides farmers with funding for feed additives that improve the herd’s health as well as milk and meat yields. Second, they join the growing family of farmers making a positive impact by reducing their climate (methane) footprint. In return, metha.ai receives the carbon credits associated with the methane reduction from the herd, to be used in the growing market of carbon offsets helping to build a carbon neutral future.