To coincide with the World Ag Expo, waste-to-fuel start up WasteFuel has launched WasteFuel Agriculture.
WasteFuel Agriculture will turn farm waste into low-carbon fuels including renewable natural gas and bio-methanol that can be used in land and marine transport with significantly lower emissions footprints than fossil fuels.
The new effort offers farmers a way of handling their waste streams and reducing emissions.
Tulare, California – From the world’s largest agricultural exposition, WasteFuel announced today WasteFuel Agriculture which will provide sustainable, profitable solutions for producers of agricultural waste.
WasteFuel recognizes that managing waste in an easy, safe, and cost-effective way is a persistent concern for farmers. This is also a problem on a global scale. Research has suggested that by 2030, the planet will be generating at least 5 billion tons of manure each year with the vast majority of that coming from livestock. The mass of animal waste is forecast to have increased 40% from 2003 to 2030.
Agriculture contributes 9.6% to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to EPA, and about 36% of methane emissions, mostly from livestock.
To tackle these problems, producers will be able to sell biogenic farm waste that would otherwise decompose and release methane and carbon dioxide to WasteFuel Agriculture. Using proven technologies, WasteFuel will convert agriculture waste into low-carbon fuels including renewable natural gas and green methanol.
Compared to conventional fuels, WasteFuel aims for its fuels produced from agricultural waste to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%. But importantly, WasteFuel Agriculture also provides farmers with a route to effectively manage their waste - whether it is from livestock or other crops – and helps them meet the needs of our communities and maintain stewardship of their land.
Trevor Neilson, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of WasteFuel said: “At WasteFuel, we believe there is no such thing as waste, there is just potential fuel. WasteFuel Agriculture offers a solution to the growing problem of farm waste that can help ensure the environment’s future. We're pleased to be launching in the agricultural sector and look forward to working with farmers to reduce waste and emissions.”
The company has received investments from companies including Maersk, NetJets, Prime Infrastructure, and i(x) Net Zero and will now also work alongside farmers and their families to revolutionize mobility by air, land, and sea.
WasteFuel uses proven technologies to address the climate emergency and revolutionize mobility. We convert municipal (trash) and agricultural waste into low-carbon fuels, renewable natural gas, and green methanol.