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Initiative 10

Developing algae-based foods to cut methane emissions from cattle

The livestock industry produces approximately 10 per cent of Australia's total greenhouse gas emissions. Most of these emissions come from methane which is produced by the natural digestion process of cattle and sheep.

Research undertaken by CSIRO

What are we doing?

This project is examining the potential of developing algae-based foods for reducing methane emissions from cattle in feedlots. A range of algae is being studied to identify those which may be trialled in future research.

Timing:

July 2015

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