Meet the 'methane man' with a mission: Using microbes to eat up the greenhouse gas

Three of Windfall’s leadership team at the compost pile for a local community organic farm planning to deploy methane eating microbes. Judy Su, the director of biology (L); Josh Silverman, the CEO; Carla Risso, the director of environment (R).

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Josh Silverman is obsessed with methane.

The serial entrepreneurial and biochemist has been focused on methane for 15 years. Most recently, he’s zeroed in on the idea of using methane-eating microbes to combat climate change.

That obsession, and a lot of persistence getting investors to pay attention, led Silverman to launch his latest company, Windfall Bio. The startup was founded in 2022 and sells methane-eating microbes, or methanotrophs, to its pilot customers, farmers.

Farmers have a lot of methane on hand from cow burps…

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