Facts & Figures

The NZAGRC produces, in collaboration with the PGgRc, a series of factsheets titled: Reducing New Zealand's agricultural greenhouse gases.

This series covers a variety of topics and levels of information - some are specific to technologies and practices currently available (or in development via our research programme), or specific policy information, and others are designed to provide a summary of overview of what New Zealand is doing to reduces its emissions.

Reducing NZ's agricultural GHGs: Methane Inhibitors

This publication provides an overview of how we may be able to use compounds that suppress an animal's methanogen population effectively without causing unwanted side effects in their health, welfare or production. It covers some of the commonly asked questions regarding sources of methane, enteric methane formation, the role of methanogens, what the NZAGRC and PGgRc research programme on methane inhibitors is investigating and, importantly, the timeline for an inhibitor's commercial availability.

pdf NZAGRC-PGgRc_FS_Methane Inhibitors.pdf.pdf (1.39MB)


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