Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has backed an Australian start-up that is developing technology to reduce the methane emissions released by cows.
The start-up, called Cargill, is working on a system that will capture and convert the methane released by cows into energy. The company is also looking into ways to reduce the amount of methane released by cows in the first place.
The technology is expected to reduce the amount of methane released by cows by up to 60 percent.
According to Cargill, the technology could be used to reduce the impact of climate change. Cows are one of the major sources of methane, which is a powerful greenhouse gas.
The funding from Gates will be used to help Cargill scale up its technology so it can be used in a commercial setting.
The company is also working with researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney to develop the technology.
Cargill hopes to have the technology ready for commercial use by 2021. If successful, the technology could have a significant impact on the global fight against climate change.