An Australian-led research team has cracked the genome for a native seaweed that can be fed to cattle and cut their methane emissions by more than 80 per cent.
Scientists unlock methane-busting seaweed
Australian scientists have made a major breakthrough on seaweed that can be fed to cattle and drastically reduce their methane emissions.
The researchers are confident they have cracked the genome code for Asparagopsis.
The species of seaweed produces a chemical compound called bromoform, which prevents the formation of methane during the digestion of food.
Feeding the red seaweed to livestock can slash methane emissions by more than 80 per cent.