Argentine researchers have demonstrated how methane can be separated from other digestive gases produced by cattle, to power a car. The scientists say that harnessing cow power on an industrial scale could create a new form of sustainable energy while also reducing the carbon footprint produced by cattle ranches. Elly Park reports.
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