We propose to generate data that would provide us with a better understanding of the role of different microorganisms involved methanogenesis in the rumen ecosystem and the foundation to develop new strategies for methane mitigation from ruminants. Ruminant animals are one of major anthropogenic sources of the highly potent greenhouse gas methane and advanced methane mitigation strategies would have a significant impact on the global methane emission and the therefore on climate change. This aligns fully with DOE’s mission to reduce the anthropogenic carbon footprint.
Proposer: Matthias Hess, University of California, Davis
Proposal: Detangling the inter-organismal interactions during anaerobic biomass degradation and methane production in the rumen ecosystem