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Mootral gets boost from Climate Foundation

Mootral, a Swiss AgriTech startup, gets financial support from the Swiss Climate Foundation.

Twice a year, under the motto “Protecting the environment. Strengthening SMEs”, the Swiss Climate Foundation grants substantial subsidies to SMEs developing and marketing innovative products that contribute to climate protection. Now it has decided to help fund Mootral’s efforts to protect the climate by reducing cattle’s methane emissions.

Launching second half of 2019

Mootral is a Swiss AgriTech startup that has developed a natural feed supplement which reduces methane emissions from ruminants by up to 38%. The company is launching its solution in selected markets in the second half of 2019 and this grant provides meaningful support to launch in Switzerland. “We support Mootral with a donation of 200,000 francs (€ 177,580),” says Vincent Eckert, managing director of Climate Foundation Switzerland. “It is important that such measures be adopted quickly, because over the next 12 years, humanity must halve its greenhouse gas emissions compared to the year 1990.” Mr Eckert went on to state that “SMEs are active on all sides in the fight against climate change. This is exactly what needs to be done if we are to prevent the worst effects of climate change.”