Efficient biofilters can slow climate change

University of Canterbury research into making biofilters more efficient could be key to New Zealand meeting its climate change targets and improving cattle farming long-term.

University of Canterbury (UC) chemical and process engineer Professor Peter Gostomski is leading a team aiming to dramatically improve the efficiency of biofilters in removing methane from dairy shelters.

Professor Gostomski, a biofilters expert, recently began to focus on methane. With 37% of New Zealand’s carbon footprint from methane produced by cattle, in order to reduce methane emissions by 10% by year 2030 (as part of the Zero Carbon Bill and Paris Accord), biofilters could help meet this goal. Continue reading