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Danone Invests to Reduce Dairy Farm Methane Emissions

Nov. 27, 2023
The multinational joins the Global Methane Hub to fund the Enteric Fermentation R&D Accelerator.

Danone SA is the first corporation to join the Global Methane Hub’s Enteric Fermentation R&D Accelerator, a research project to create practical solutions for dairy farmers to reduce methane emissions.

The globally coordinated research effort on enteric methane is coordinated by GMH and supported by an alliance of philanthropic organizations and governments. It’s already raised $200 million in funding.

The project will invest in research looking for scalable and practical solutions for livestock farmers that can mitigate enteric fermentation, which is the digestive process of ruminant livestock. Research will include mitigation of methane via feed additives, plant and animal genetics, methane vaccines, as well as accessible and affordable measurement technologies.

Danone will work with academic experts and technology providers to test solutions that support dossier building for regulatory approvals. Dairy production makes up an estimated 8% of total human-caused methane emissions worldwide, and overall agriculture and livestock activities represent approximately 40% of global methane emissions, according to Danone’s news release.

About the Author

Dave Fusaro | Editor in Chief

Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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