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New plants and plant extracts to decrease methane and nitrogenous emissions from ruminants and to alleviate nutritional stress

Objective

The aim is to develop new plants or plant extracts as dietary supplements for ruminants to replace chemical additives and growth-promoting antibiotics. The plant materials will be collected from botanical and industrial collections, and they will be evaluated for their ability to alleviate nutritional stress in ruminants, by preventing lactic acidosis and bloat, and to decrease pollution, by preventing methane formation and decreasing nitrogen excretions. Bloat and acidosis are distressing disorders, which result from malfunction of microbial digestion in the rumen. Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and ammonia, which form urinary urea, arise from normal rumen fermentation. The project will deliver plant-based, sustainable solutions to these problems. The results will benefit EU biotech and agricultural industries, and increase crop diversity.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROWETT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Greenburn Road
AB21 9SB Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

ALL-TECHNOLOGY (IRELAND) LTD
Ireland
Address
Sarney, Summerhill Road
Dunboyne, Co. Meath
CRINA S.A.
Switzerland
Address
Rue De La Combe 15
1196 Gland
UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spain
Address
Campus De Vegazana S/n
24071 Leon
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Address
12,Fruwirthstrasse 12
70599 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Hall Farm Arborfield
RG2 9HX Reading