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What is the biochemistry in how cows produce methane?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (21861points) August 19th, 2022
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Also can it be harvested for fuel?

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zenvelo's avatar

They produce it the same way you do: they fart and shit.

If you could figure out a way to sequester bovine farts and shit, you could capture it and power much of Canada.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@zenvelo I edited my question. I want to know the biochemical scientific explanation? How do cows change grass into methane?

Edited I really don’t care just making conversation.

zenvelo's avatar

Same way you convert vegetables into methane. Your gastric juices (acids) break the plant down into component elements and produce long chains of CH4, which is methane.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Here ya go.

Https://clear.ucdavis.edu/explainers/how-do-cows-produce-methane

Lightlyseared's avatar

Bacteria living in the digestive tract produce it.

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