String Bio, a Bengaluru-based company, has developed a platform for converting methane into various solutions such as biostimulants for crops, animal feed, and alternative protein for human consumption in order to reduce the release of the greenhouse gas that is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
String Bio, one of the world leaders in gas fermentation, has had a strong IP (intellectual property) protected platform called String Integrated Methane Platform since 2014, which enables the fermentation of high-quality ingredients from methane
Agricultural sector today faces twin challenges – it must feed a rapidly growing world population while at the same time learning to farm with dwindling natural resources.
String is working closely with the sector to deliver the technological solutions that will support this transition. Our solutions are designed to enhance productivity per acre, to support sustainable farm management practices, to deliver natural and healthy produce and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.
It is the only company in the world with a commercial solution for such a technology. This allows for the development of carbon-friendly products that use greenhouse gas as a raw material. Global competitors, on the other hand, use methane from natural gas in their process.
According to Ezhil Subbian, Founder & CEO, String Biomethane conversion has aided String Bio in preparing a pipeline of products for various end markets, beginning with crop inputs for agriculture. ImpaKt TM is a peptide-based biostimulant, and CleanRise TM is a microbial-based biostimulant, both of which are used in sustainable food production.
“Both products are methane-derived, chemical-free natural biostimulants with a variety of effects on plant growth, including increased vegetative growth, improved root development, improved soil health, stress tolerance, and increased yield.” “They address the growing need for increased agricultural productivity and lower greenhouse gas emissions,” she said.’