Alga Biosciences

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We stop cows from burping methane.

We chemically modify kelp to create a feed additive for cattle that stops them from producing methane. This makes the cow more efficient, saving the farmer 20% on feed costs. Cattle burps are the single largest source of anthropogenic methane. Our product allows farmers to prevent these emissions and get paid in carbon credits and efficiency gains for doing so.

Alga Biosciences
Founded:2021
Team Size:3
Location:San Francisco

Active Founders

Daria Balatsky

Daria is a physical chemist who has worked on various topics from synthesizing drugs for kidney disease to studying quantum materials as a PhD candidate. Now she applies herself as a co-founder and chemist for Alga Biosciences.

Daria Balatsky
Daria Balatsky
Alga Biosciences

Alex Brown

Alex studied life sciences and economics in undergrad, but worked as a Chief of Staff at a software company until he couldn’t stop thinking about how annoying it was that nobody had solved the problem of cow burps yet.

Caroline McKeon

Physical chemist training and trained in quantum mechanical electronic structure theory at the University of California, Berkeley (CA) and Haverford College (PA). Creating cattle feed additives to reduce methane emissions by ruminants. Bring kelp to cows, bring science to application!

Caroline McKeon
Caroline McKeon
Alga Biosciences