News last update:6 Aug 2012

Sweden studies methane from cow burps

The Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala has received $590,000 in research funds to measure the greenhouse gases released when cows belch.

About 20 cows will participate in the project which will have different diets and wear collar devices measuring the methane level in the air around them.
Ninety-five percent of the methane released by cows comes out through the mouth, project leader Jan Bertilssonhe said. "This type of research is already being conducted in Canada, so we will be in contact with Canadian agricultural researchers," he said. The Swedish research is being funded by a government grant.

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(Source: denverpost.com )

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