The technology was created to cut down on the methane created when the cows pass gas.
The collected emissions would not just be captured; it would be used to create energy.
The National Institute of Agricultural Technology in Argentina is heading the research in a nation with more than 50 million bovines to work with.
Pablo Sorondo works with NIAT, he says they “believe that such technology could be used to collect methane on larger scale, and even imagine a future farm with a couple of these cows used to provide energy to satisfy the farm’s needs."
Sorondo hopes it doesn’t stop there. "It could also be possible to think in an association of farmers in a certain area, cooperating to provide the community with this source of energy."
The association also hopes to help cut down on methane in the atmosphere with the new technology.