Is rumen methane formation reduced by biochar addition to the feed?

Last changed: 07 November 2022
Equipment for gas in vitro technique. Photo.

In this degree project, you will examine with in vitro technique whether ruminal methane formation is reduced by biochar addition to the feed.

Biochar may act as a carbon sink on farmland. If added to the feed chain, it may as well affect feed quality and animal metabolism. Such an effect, where research findings are ambiguous, is whether biochar addition to feed reduces rumen methane formation. In this MSc project, which is a part of the project ”The organic dairy farm as a carbon sink”, you will have the opportunity to examine this with in vitro technique. The experimental parts should be performed during the winter 2022/2023.

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