Cow Burps are in News Again

According to Greenbuzz, a website/newsletter full of information on what businesses are doing to move toward sustainability, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy have agreed to work jointly in support of the dairy industry’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent over the next decade….. The agreement may also help accelerate adoption of methane gas digesters for all sizes of dairy farms, making it easier to connect digesters to electricity grids and help digester operators capture potential carbon offset payments. Additional support from the USDA could include research on how feed mixtures affect methane emissions from cows. Opportunities to reduce so-called enteric emissions have been identified by dairy stakeholders in the Innovation Center’s industrywide plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.”

We’ve heard about “gas-belching trucks.” It’s about time we reversed the process! Now if only we could capture human burps….


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