As dairy farms get larger and store more manure — rather than spread it — methane emissions have doubled in the last two decades. To reduce this potent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, Cornell University researchers advocate an economical, viable solution: combustion.
“Methane can easily be destroyed by flaring, so we developed scenarios where manure storage units could capture and flare methane,” wrote co-authors Jenifer Wightman and Peter B. Woodbury, researchers in the section
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