EIT Food


Partners: Matís (lead), University of Hohenheim, University of Reading and ABP Food Group

Research Fund: EIT Food

Started: 2019


Ásta Heiðrún E. Pétursdóttir

Director of Division / Public Health and Food Safety

SeaCH4NGE aims to reduce methane (CH4) emission from cattle and increase product quality. There is a gap in the market for products with lower environmental impact as consciousness among consumers rapidly increases.

We will investigate the potential of different forms of seaweed as feed supplements to reduce methane production by cattle with secondary aim to study the effect on animal welfare and product quality. First phase of SeaCH4NGE will investigate and process a range of seaweed products at Matís. In the second phase a laboratory based in-vitro system will be used to screen the products at University of Hohenheim. The third phase will test in-vivo the most promising products on cattle at University of Reading with ABP Food to study the effect of seaweed supplementation on the CH4 production by cattle. A future phase will focus on productivity, product quality and composition through detailed analysis. The output will be a marketable seaweed product to farmers/seaweed producers.

SeaCH4NGE Flyer (PDF)

See also:

Opportunities to reduce methane (CH4) emission from cattle

SeaCH4NGE represented at the Royal Welsh Show

Matís veitti innsýn í prumpuklefa í Morgunútvarpi Rásar 2

Stuðla íslenskir þörungar að minni mengun frá kúm

Can Seaweed Reduce Methane Emissions from Cattle

Áhrif á metangasmyndun misjöfn eftir þörungartegundum

Mole Valley Feed Solutions join the SeacH4NGE team

Hafa þörungar í fóðri nautgripa áhrif á kjötið og mjólkina sem frá þeim koma?

Can the inclusion of seaweed in cattle feed affect the meat and milk?

A snapshot of EIT Foods Sustainability and Traceability Success Stories – including two Matís led projects, SeaCH4NGE and BLINK