Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

December 10, 2020

CARB to Host Online Research Seminar on December 17, 2020 Summarizing Different Strategies Dairy and Livestock Sectors Can Implement to Reduce Methane Emissions from Enteric and Manure Sources

On December 17, 2020, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will host an online research seminar, presented by Dr. Ermias Kebreab, summarizing the findings of his recently completed study analyzing different strategies the dairy and livestock sectors may utilize to reduce methane (CH4) emissions from enteric and manure sources.  During the study, Dr. Kebreab conducted a literature review of available mitigation strategies using feed additives to help reduce enteric and manure methane emissions and used statistical analysis and life-cycle tools to estimate net greenhouse gas emissions from using potential feed additives in the dairy industry.  While only one additive, 1-nitropropanol (3-NOP), was found to be safe and effective in reducing methane out of over 90 feed additives and 13 types of manure additives analyzed in the study, future studies are needed to analyze other promising additives such as biochar, acidification, Mootral, macroalage, and SOP lagoon additive. … Read More

Written by Kyler C. Rayden