Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Greenhouse Gas Emissions, why the waste?

Why stop cow farts when you can catch them? According to inventor Markus Herrema, Cow "exhaust" accounts for "about twenty percent of total global methane emissions, and atmospheric methane accounts for about twenty percent of planetary warming." Markus has solved this dire problem with a backpack that collects the methane from both ends of the animal and "utilizes the methane contained within ruminant animal exhalation as a source of carbon and/or energy for the production of methane-utilizing microorganisms in a microorganism growth-and-harvest apparatus."- feeds it to microbes to make biomass, which "can be processed and sold as a nutritional foodstuff". Yum! Congratulations to Markus on this innovative solution! see the ::Patent via ::Sploid

2 comments:

Fernando (Nerd Gaucho) said...

Ahahahahah!!! You know, a friend from Sacramento, California was telling me about cows being the biggest source of CO2 releases to the atmosphere a couple days ago, and now I read this!!. Too funny!.

Fernando (Nerd Gaucho) said...

By the way, you don't have any email address linked from your blogger profile. I have mine and I didn't suffer from Spam (Gmail is very good at "automagically" filtering it).

Other than that, if your intent was to keep babosos off your inbox, then mission accomplished ;-).

But really, you could even put a contact email address, drawn with your favorite bitmap editor, and then upload the small 100px x 50px .GIF file or something. It's a good way to keep spambots away.