Measuring cow farts! Is that true?
Well sort of. Last week the Nw Zealand government has announced they are investing in a new project to measure methane emissions.
New Zealand will partner with the Environmental Defense Fund to launch a satellite into space to measure methane emissions.
The government is paying $26 million towards the project.
The Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Megan Woods said the MethaneSat will be unlike any other before it.
A key part of the programme will be looking at agricultural emissions.
The satellite will measure methane emissions from global human
Most of the world’s methane emissions are from the oil and gas sector. However, we do know agriculture and biological methane emissions are also significant.
She said the satellite would provide the data to track and reduce those emissions.