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Lecture to clear the air on methane measurement in agriculture

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Wednesday, 25. January 2023 - 9:00

‘How well is methane calculated to determine livestock emissions?’ will be the topic for discussion at a public lecture in Perth and online next month by a leading United States animal scientist and air quality specialist.

Professor Frank Mitloehner from the University of California, Davis will speak on new methane accounting methods for agriculture and the challenge before industry and the research community to significantly reduce its impact on climate change.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and the Western Australia Livestock Research Council are hosting Professor Mitloehner, who is director of the Clarity and Leadership for Environmental Awareness and Research (CLEAR) Centre.

Livestock producers, industry, researchers, academics and those interested in climate change and mitigation issues are invited to attend the free lecture.

DPIRD Climate Resilience Taskforce lead Kerrine Blenkinsop said the talk was part of the department’s activities assisting livestock producers to understand their on-farm carbon footprint.

“The Australian red meat and livestock industry’s goal is to be climate neutral by 2030, ahead of most other industries throughout the country and the world,” Ms Blenkinsop said.

“Professor Mitloehner’s insights into the measurement of methane and what is being considered by other research institutions and countries contributes to the conversation about how to improve animal agriculture’s climate footprint.”

The lecture will be held online and at The University of Western Australia from 10am to noon Wednesday, 8 February 2023.

To register to attend the lecture or participate online, visit the Event List.

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Leading United States animal and air quality scientist Professor Frank Mitloehner from the University of California, Davis, will talk on new methane accounting methods for agriculture and the climate neutral challenge at UWA in February.

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