Video: The explosive consequences of cow burps

The explosive consequences of cow burps (video)
Credit: The American Chemical Society

Cows burp up more gas than you might think possible when they're digesting grass.

Most of that gas is methane, a , which is for the planet.

This video from Reactions explains why the chemistry of cow guts is such a busy area of study:


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Mar 22, 2018
Maybe chemists can find a catalyst that helps methane b e oxidized inside cows, or outside them. It could be sprayed into the air to reduce methane in the atmosphere.

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