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.