Harnessing the power of archaea for good

Archaea are single-celled organisms which belong to the earth’s earliest forms of life. Their role in the digestive systems of animals is the reason that cattle produce large amounts of methane and are regarded as climate change contributors. In a short but informative NZZ article, Ralph Diermann makes the case for the opposite, namely efficiently utilizing the energy from archaea to increase the flexibility of power-to-gas plants. Switzerland has eight such plants in operation and btov portfolio company, Electrochaea, focuses exactly on these processes. The space in gaining recognition and with several pilot projects already in existence, the next objective is demonstrating industry-scale viability. Please click here to read the NZZ article.