Smart measurement of emissions in dairy barns


About the research

Milk is a source of many delicacies, such as cheese and ice cream. Unfortunately, milk also has a smell to it... Cows produce ammonia and methane through their breath and manure. These gases are harmful to nature and the climate and are mainly released when cows are stabled. In his Ph.D., Kobe Coorevits (ILVO - KU Leuven) is looking for a way to monitor the emission of these gases in dairy cowsheds in an accurate and affordable way. This will help farmers when investing in technology to reduce their emissions and it will also help policymakers make evidence-based and data-driven decisions, such as granting permits.

Kobe Coorevits
ILVO - KU Leuven

Kobe Coorevits is a doctoral researcher from Ghent, working for ILVO, the Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries, and Food Research in Merelbeke. He is also affiliated with the M3 biores research group at KU Leuven. In his Ph.D., he studies methods to measure ammonia emissions in dairy barns.

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