We create trust in greenhouse gas measurement


We envision a world where inventors, researchers, and farmers can develop and validate agricultural climate solutions regardless of geography.

Our mission is to build and demonstrate testing standards for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, starting with methane.

Improving Systems

Lowering costs for greenhouse gas experiments by 10x can improve sustainability, yield, soil conservation, and reduce carbon emissions.

Scaling Impact

Partner with major agricultural stakeholders to create data-driven, impactful policies that shape market trends and drive global growth.

Public Good

We use open-source technology to advance science, creating constantly improving, accessible tools to help researchers work more efficiently.

What We Do

1. CowBell Labs is developing a non-invasive methane-sensing wearable for cows that will make sensor-enabled field mapping of methane possible.

2. We are creating standardized emitters of emissions (e.g. artificial cows) for testing sensor systems, both for our own products and the products developed by the user community.

3. Our third innovation is an open-source “digital twin” that simulates and visualizes emissions and emission measurements in a 3D environment over time.

Why it matters


Not only will we unlock the level of scale and detail needed to measure and connect emissions to climate impact, our sensor testing system will increase the speed of development of solutions from that of agricultural innovation (monthly or seasonal) to that of engineering innovation (daily or hourly).

Additionally, our open-source tool will reduce the cost of designing and testing of measurement systems by allowing robust simulations prior to real-world deployment.

Our Supporters

This project is funded in part by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, Schmidt Futures, and Spark Climate Solutions. These partners empower us with strategic relationships throughout the public and private climate innovation space.