Tasmanian dairy producer Ashgrove, in partnership with Sea Forest, has released the world’s first commercially available low-emission milk, Ashgrove Eco-Milk.

The partners said this pioneering product represented a significant leap forward in the decarbonisation of the dairy industry.

The product is now available on shelves in Woolworths, Coles and IGA supermarkets across Tasmania.

Ashgrove Eco-Milk delivers the full-cream milk experience, retaining its taste and quality while reducing methane emissions.

This achievement is possible through Ashgrove’s innovative partnership with Sea Forest, a fellow Tasmanian company.

“Partnering with Ashgrove to launch the world’s first low-emission milk is a remarkable milestone for Sea Forest,” Sea Forest CEO Sam Elsom said.

“This pioneering collaboration demonstrates the potential of our methane-mitigating feed product, SEAFEED, to revolutionise the dairy industry globally.

“We are committed to working with partners like Ashgrove to expand this technology and empower consumers worldwide to make sustainable choices while enjoying delicious and nutritious milk.”

Sea Forest, a global leader in Asparagopsis seaweed cultivation, has developed SEAFEED — a revolutionary feed product with the potential to reduce methane emissions from livestock by up to 90 per cent.

By incorporating SEAFEED into their cows’ diet, Ashgrove significantly lowers its herd’s methane footprint without compromising milk quality.

“Ashgrove is proud to be at the forefront of this global challenge, offering a solution rooted in Tasmanian innovation,” Ashgrove managing director Richard Bennett said.

“Eco-Milk embodies our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and community wellbeing.”

SEAFEED has been used across commercial farming and feedlots for the past three years and is backed by more than 30 peer-reviewed studies.

Ashgrove Eco-Milk is Sea Forest’s latest climate-friendly product innovation.

Sea Forest has also partnered with Grill’d to create the game-changer burger, the world’s first sustainable grass-fed beef burger.

Sea Forest is also partnering with Fonterra, Asahi and MJ Bale to reduce methane emissions across multiple industries and product lines.

Beyond SEAFEED, Sea Forest is actively developing a range of Asparagopsis seaweed-based products with applications beyond the livestock industry.

These innovations target various sectors, including nutraceuticals, bioplastics and biofuels, offering a holistic approach to sustainability.