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Cow Burps Tapped For Fuel

Dave Knott (2917251) writes | about 6 months ago

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Dave Knott (2917251) writes "Argentine scientists have found a way to transform the gas created by the bovine digestive system into fuel, an innovation that could curb greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Using a system of valves and pumps, the experimental technique developed by Argentina's National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) channels the digestive gases from bovine stomach cavities through a tube and into a tank. The gases — which otherwise are commonly known as burps, or "eruptos" in Spanish — are then processed to separate methane from other gases such as carbon dioxide. Each head of cattle emits between 250 and 300 liters of pure methane a day, enough energy to keep a refrigerator running for 24 hours."
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Why just burps? (1)

Deadstick (535032) | about 6 months ago | (#45194931)

Cows emit plenty of methane at the other end too...

Re:Why just burps? (1)

bobbied (2522392) | about 6 months ago | (#45195103)

Agreed.. This story is STUPID. There are a whole lot more efficient ways to collect methane from cows and from what they deposit on the ground...

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