Methane capture & storage in soil

Aim: To understand how the capture of methane emitted from housed cattle and stored animal waste can be oxidized in soil.

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Landcare Research

Latest progress

"POTENTIAL TO CAPTURE METHANE USING SOIL: A feasibility study is underway to test the practicality of capturing methane emitted from housed cattle and stored animal waste and injecting it in the soil for oxidation by methanotrophs. To date, results from the field trial have established that feeding methane at high concentration for 8 weeks removed a large percentage of methane from the pasture soil.

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