NZAGRC Annual Report 2018

Feasibility study for methane capture

A feasibility study of a novel mechanism for capturing and breaking down methane was completed at the start of 2017/18. The aim of this study was 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. Laboratory column studies showed the soils did not prime adequately to make removal of methane from housed animals practicable. NZAGRC funding is not continuing in this area.

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