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2109, 16 Oct 16

Capturing Cow Farts

I’m just going to leave this here.

In Argentina, home to over 50 million cows, researchers from the Argentina National Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) are attempting to use “methane backpacks,” plastic contraptions attached to cows, to capture methane from a cow’s digestive tract. The technology is in its early stages, but so far the backpacks have been able to extract 300 liters of methane a day, enough to power a car or refrigerator, according to INTA.




Despite the humor in the whole image, it is actually a pretty neat idea to try to find a way to capture methane from livestock to use as energy. It is certainly a renewable source and a good use of a natural byproduct of a growing industry.


2109, 16 October 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I thought this article was going to be about Hillary campaign by the headline.

    You know some other leftist interest group is going to claim this is cruel to animals. I’d like to see PETA and global warming disciples have a wrestling grudge match over this.

  2. Le Roi du Nord


    Instead of taking the opportunity to make a meaningful and thoughtful comment on some interesting and possibly valuable research, you take yet another gratuitous swipe at a political figure you disagree with.   Since you singled out HRC it is therefore obvious you are a big trump supporter.  Now that guy is a methane generator of the first order.

    Odd, but the Farm Bureau and DBA have been against these devices for the reasons you mention.  They would surely contradict your assertion.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    Sometimes you have to laugh at the absurd.

    I guess I’ll have to label my sarcastic humor in the future.


  4. Le Roi du Nord

    Yup, science is always confusing to you isn’t it.


    I hope you are laughing at trump.  He is absurd as it gets.

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