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Initiative 17

Investigating the role of plants in livestock methane production (B.CCH.6530)

The University of Western Australia has identified a range of plants and plant products that have the potential to reduce methane produced by microbes in the stomach of livestock. However, the extent and the mechanism of this methane reduction are unknown.

Research undertaken by University of Western Australia

What are we doing?

This project is investigating the methane-reducing mechanism behind the plants and plant products with the most potential to lower emissions.  Utilising an artificial livestock stomach, the project will determine the compounds and mechanisms that reduce methane production by testing these plants and plant products.

Timing:

June 2015

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