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This project will investigate residue-stimulated atmospheric methane oxidation, and aims to elucidate its occurrence in field conditions, responsible microorganisms, underlying mechanisms and controlling factors.

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2019 tot 2023

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas and accounts for up to 17% of global warming according to the IPCC. Agricultural soils have always been regarded as a methane source, but recent research by the Bodelier group has shown that in laboratory conditions, these soils are capable of (circum-)atmospheric methane oxidation under stimulation from bio-based residues - especially compost - by as yet unknown mechanisms.

This project will further investigate this residue-stimulated atmospheric methane oxidation, and aims to elucidate its occurrence in field conditions, responsible microorganisms, underlying mechanisms and controlling factors.

 

Companies and institutions in this NWO-TTW project's user committee are:

  • Bioclear Earth B.V.
  • MVH Consult
  • Natural Soil Improvement B.V.
  • Vereniging Afvalbedrijven (VA)
  • WUR; Wageningen Plant Research; Akkerbouw, Groene ruimte en Vollegrondsgroenten (AGV)

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NWO-TTW Open Technology Program (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research domain Applied and Engineering Sciences)

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