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Burp-converter turns bovine methane into C02 and H20

by Futures Centre, Aug 15
1 minute read

A British agtech startup has developed a “smart” cattle nose-ring which converts exhaled methane to carbon dioxide, thereby reducing harmful bovine methane gas emissions.  Born from London’s Royal Academy Arts Innovation Center, the Zero-Emission Livestock Project (ZELP) expects the device to convert “up to 80% of the cow’s exhaled methane”. Upon detecting methane, the ring activates a “micro-oxidation” chamber which converts methane into carbon dioxide and water. Additionally, through monitoring of unit-specific methane output, the device also provides information regarding digestion rates and chemical flows for the animal.  Each device also comes with geolocation information and is connected to a cloud database, which is regularly populated with data.

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