Discover the tech that's revolutionizing livestock farming

Cutting edge, scalable technology to monitor & reduce methane emissions, and help farmers improve productivity, efficiency and animal welfare.

We’re developing a suite of novel technologies, focussed on:

Methane Mitigation

ZELP has patented a novel catalytic technology that captures and neutralises methane produced by enteric fermentation in ruminant animals, like cows.

The methane is released into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and water. Carbon dioxide has a much lower global warming effect than methane1, helping reduce livestock’s impact on the climate, and giving us a better chance to limit global warming to 1.5˚C by 2030.

Energy is also recovered during the oxidation process to keep the catalyst charged, so that it doesn’t require an external source of energy to keep the catalyst running.

Key Benefits:

Reduced methane & environmental footprint:
Initial trials indicate our ability to mitigate methane by up to 50%.

Applicable to all livestock systems
Unlike currently available feed additives that can only be used in systems where animals are fed regularly, ZELP’s technology can be used in all livestock systems.

Methane Measurement

ZELP is developing proprietary measurement systems to measure both the methane produced by cows and the methane oxidised by our catalytic device.

Key Benefits:

Improved understanding:
Researchers will be able to use the technology to track the volume of methane produced by different cattle, under different conditions.

Verified carbon credits:
By tracking the volume of methane oxidised per cow, ZELP’s technology can be used to generate fully verified, traceable carbon credits.


Animal Monitoring

ZELP’s monitoring technology collects critical data relating to a cow’s feeding, rumination and activity levels, which is processed by our proprietary AI and machine learning algorithms and delivered to farmers via our easy-to-use mobile app and web-based platform. Farmers receive real-time alerts if there’s a potential welfare issue or a cow is in heat.

Key Benefits:

Improved animal health & welfare By quickly flagging potential welfare issues and allowing rapid intervention, ZELP’s technology can help reduce the severity of conditions or illness, reduce the need for antibiotics, speed up recovery and minimise time out of production2.
Improved fertility management
Real-time fertility insights can help farmers optimise breeding programs, leading to improved reproductive success rates and lower calving intervals.
Improved nutrition management
Understanding how a cow responds to changes in their feed can help farmers optimise their cow’s nutrition, leading to improved productivity and efficiency.
Lower workload & costs
Farmers no longer need to spend hours each day observing their herd. They’re able to quickly identify cows that need their attention via the app, and can spend more time with those in need.

References for this page

1 – “Methane Emissions”. European Commission Energy. Accessed July 2023.

2 – K.A. Leach, et al. “The effects of early treatment for hindlimb lameness in dairy cows on four commercial UK farms”. The Veterinary Journal; 2012; 193(3); pages 626-632.