Our backgrounds in farming and engineering drove us to learn early on that methane exhaled by cattle contribute nearly 10% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide when measured over 20 years, and the beef & dairy industries still lack efficient, scalable solutions to mitigate this environmental impact.

We believe the greatest contribution to solving this problem will come from developing and scaling technology to neutralise livestock methane emissions, and that is precisely what we are doing. At ZELP we are harnessing the most advanced technologies in methane oxidation and data processing to reduce methane emissions and improve animal welfare, monetising these benefits so farmers make an additional profit.

We see ZELP as a strong complement to the development of alternative proteins. Ensuring Climate Action is implemented in time to meet humanity’s climate change goals is a priority that requires multiple collaborative efforts. With the United Nations projecting the demand for beef and dairy to grow by 70% over the next 30 years, we believe a scenario where traditional livestock products and alternative proteins co-exist for decades is highly predictable. We are doing our part to ensure GHG emission targets are met within the industry until regulatory, cultural and market dynamics dictate the future of protein consumption.



ZELP enables farmers to efficiently and profitably satisfy the global demand for climate-smart beef & dairy products.

Our proprietary Herd- Monitoring System promotes animal welfare, reduces costs and increases margins.


ZELP enables these companies to drastically reduce value chain emissions in a cost-effective manner, while profitably satisfying the global demand for climate-smart beef & dairy products.


Our technology is making real beef and dairy sustainable for everyone, today.

We neutralize livestock methane exhalations at the source, so consumers can enjoy climate-smart livestock products.


Our team is comprised of scientists, engineers,
product designers, and veterinarians
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Francisco Norris

CEO & Co-Founder Francisco brings a realm of experience leading teams who design and build new inventions, having worked with some of London’s most prestigious design studios. Francisco is an odd breed who stayed true to his farming roots, whilst fully immersed in London’s eclectic design and entrepreneurial ecosystem. He holds an Master’s degree in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art.

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Patricio Norris

Chairman & Co-Founder Patricio brings 15 years experience in leading and scaling large projects around the world, with particular experience in M&A, closing large transactions and structuring teams. Patricio is passionate about the outdoors and preserving it for future generations. He is an Industrial Engineer and holds an MBA from Columbia University.

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Melissa Renteria

Melissa is a senior McKinsey alum, with over 15 years experience in management consulting. An Industrial Engineer who graduated from Columbia's MBA program, Melissa currently oversees strategic and operational decision-making, and leads the process structuring at ZELP.

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Thomas Gundry

Head of Product Development Tom is an accomplished designer with a wealth of experience in bringing products to market, managing development pipelines from ideation. He has vast knowledge in innovation design engineering, fluid dynamics, and programming. Tom brings key expertise from his years leading engineering teams at Dyson. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University.

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Oscar Gill

Design Engineer Oscar is an excellent engineer and designer with a passion for solving complex design problems through the development of creative hardware and mechanical solutions. An example of a doer - if it doesn’t exist, make it. He has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College.

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Mohamed Uzair-Khan

Software Engineer Uzair is an expert in software development and machine learning. His work focuses on the automatic calibration of our sensors, and the algorithm development for detecting diseases and higher performing cattle. Uzair has a BSc in Mechatronics, and an MSc in Software Engineering.

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Daria Baran

Animal Scientist Daria is an experienced animal scientist with a great understanding of animal physiology, cattle rumination, parasitology, and animal behaviour and welfare. With a contagious love for all animals, she makes sure our technology goes above & beyond the 5 freedoms of animal welfare. She holds an BSc in Biological-Science from the Royal Veterinary College.

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Chris Jones

Chemical EngineerChris is an accomplished engineer with over 15 years experience conducting advanced fluid-dynamics, robotic mechatronics, machine learning, and advanced multi-physics simulations for a variety of technologies. He is currently in charge of the chemical engineering development of the ZELP technology.

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Eren Eraslan

Electronic EngineerEren is an electronics whiz and an expert hardware developer. He has broad experience developing hardware for consumer electronics, as well as emerging technologies in the IoT market, gaining his skills working with top Turkish start-ups. He has an MSc in Electronics Engineering from the Istanbul University.

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Naroa Arrospide

Industrial DesignerNaroa graduated in Bilbao, Spain, in Industrial Design Engineering and Product Development at the University of Deusto where she led research on 3D printable materials and their mechanical characteristics. She focuses on 3D modelling, printing and prototyping.

Pouya Jabbari Sani

Front-End Developer
Pouya is ZELP's front-end developer, and is currently focusing on the UI/UX development of our mobile app and web interfaces. He holds a BSc in computer technologies and software engineering.

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Dom Alberts

Mechanical Engineering Intern