FACCE ERA-GAS is the ERA-NET Cofund for monitoring & mitigation of Greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture. The aim of ERA-GAS is to strengthen the transnational coordination of research programmes and provide added value to research and innovation on greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in the European Research Area. ERA-GAS is initiated by the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI).
Can seaweed reduce methane emissions in ruminants?
Reducing methane from livestock is of the key challenges that faces the livestock sector in reaching climate goals. FACCE ERA-GAS project SEASOLUTIONS has been working on how seaweed additives to livestock feed can help reduce methane emissions. The coordinator of SEASOLUTIONS, Dr. Maria Hayes, this week talked to the Irish channel RTE on the programme ''10 Things to know about...'' which focused on seaweeds.
Dr. Maria Hayes tells RTE: "We have identified some brown seaweeds that are very positive and they're producing results," said Maria Hayes, Project Lead of the Sea Solutions project, whose team has achieved methane reductions of between 11% and 20% in early trials. "The reductions aren't going to be a silver bullet ... but it can significantly reduce emissions."
If you want to know more about this research, you can read more about it here and here. Get to know more about the SEASOLUTIONS project on their website.
Nine projects selected for funding
2021 Joint Call
“Circularity in mixed crop and livestock farming systems, with emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation”
The ERA-NET Cofunds SusAn, FACCE ERA-GAS, ICT-AGRI-FOOD and SusCrop joint call are pleased to announce that after peer-review & ranking of 39 eligible full proposals, 9 projects for funding were selected in response to the 2021 Joint Call!