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Initiative 6

Developing membranes to better measure methane

Accurately measuring methane is critical to devise strategies to cut methane emissions from livestock. To date no commercial methane gas sensor has been customised for optimum sensing of the gas in farming environments.

Research undertaken by Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

What are we doing?

This project aims to develop polymeric and/or nanomaterial to improve methane gas measurement. The goal is to develop membranes that allow sensing systems to better identify specific gases. This project is being undertaken in collaboration with CSIRO research aimed at measuring methane in the stomachs of livestock.

Timing:

June 2015

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