Methane

AgResearch says livestock can be bred to produce less methane emissions. Pic: Getty Images/Oknopo

AgResearch serious in solving greenhouse gas challenges

Kiwis show methane emissions research is more than hot air

By Richard Whitehead

How can farms reduce their greenhouse gas footprint—not tomorrow, when regulators have ruled on what is acceptable and passed it on to the dairy industry to be acted on, but right now?

A species of seaweed disrupts enzymes that produce methane in cows.

Antipodean academics have been breaking through in methane production research

Could Australian seaweed reduce methane from cows?

By Richard Whitehead

A puffy pink seaweed that can stop flatulent Friesians and gassy Guernseys from burping out methane is being primed for mass farming by Australian researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

DSM says a quarter teaspoon of the feed additive per cow per day suppresses the enzyme that triggers methane production in a cow’s stomach.

DSM feed additive could cut methane emissions by 30%

By Jim Cornall

DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living, has filed for EU authorization for a new feed additive for dairy cows that will reduce methane emissions by around 30%.

In addition to using biogas for transportation, TINE is starting to use renewable biogas from its cows at its Sem dairy.

TINE looks into setting up biogas company

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian dairy company TINE is considering establishing a separate biogas company that, using cow manure, will make fuel and energy for the company's vehicles and dairies.

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