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20246801241583

Project Grant

Overview

Grant Description
Ruminant-based agriculture is expected to continue to be a major contributor to feeding the increasing population. However, ruminant agriculture is also one of the major sources methane, a potent greenhouse and contributer to climate change.

Microbial methane production in ruminants is influenced by many factors most notably animal genetics, diet, and the gut microbes. However, our understanding of microbial processes within ruminants across gene pools and in diet combinations that lead to methane production or inhibition is limited.

Therefore, understanding factors and processes that underpin microbially mediated methane changes, and associated interactions is critical towards mitigating methane emissions. This proposal attempts to understand genetic, management, diet, and microbial relationships to develop science-based dietary and management intervention strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emission from cattle.

Additionally, this application plans to develop novel microbiome strategies based on microbial colonization in the gut of cattle. The project will deliver research findings and management strategies to reduce methane production in dairy and beef cattle production systems to effect change in management through outreach.

This work is expected to translate to the development of management and microbiome establishment strategies that reduce methane emission and establish an network that will improve the capacity nationwide to educate stakeholder concerns and provide tools and material that will help producers to assess and adopt practices that mitigate methane emission.
Place of Performance
Lincoln, Nebraska 68503-2427 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Board Of Regents Of The University Of Nebraska was awarded Reducing Methane Emissions in Ruminant Agriculture Project Grant 20246801241583 worth $5,000,000 from the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment in January 2024 with work to be completed primarily in Lincoln Nebraska United States. The grant has a duration of 5 years and was awarded through assistance program 10.310 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). The Project Grant was awarded through grant opportunity Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Sustainable Agricultural Systems.

Status
(Ongoing)

Last Modified 12/4/23

Period of Performance
1/1/24
Start Date
12/31/28
End Date
8.0% Complete

Funding Split
$5.0M
Federal Obligation
$0.0
Non-Federal Obligation
$5.0M
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

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Subgrant Awards

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Additional Detail

Award ID FAIN
20246801241583
SAI Number
None
Award ID URI
SAI EXEMPT
Awardee Classifications
Public/State Controlled Institution Of Higher Education
Awarding Office
12348S INSTITUTE OF BIOENERGY, CLIMATE, AND ENVIRONMENT (IBCE)
Funding Office
12348S INSTITUTE OF BIOENERGY, CLIMATE, AND ENVIRONMENT (IBCE)
Awardee UEI
HTQ6K6NJFHA6
Awardee CAGE
4B842
Performance District
NE-01
Senators
Deb Fischer
Modified: 12/4/23