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Red algae added to cow’s manure can reduce methane production

July 28, 2023  by Alex Reis | European Scientist

Adding a species of red algae — called red sea plume — decreases methane production from cow faeces, according to a study published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Sustainable Systems.

About 1/3 of all methane produced is emitted by ruminant livestock, mostly cattle, sheep, and goats. These animals digest their food through fermentation and produce methane either by belching or from the decomposition of their manure. | READ MORE


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