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Drones Monitoring Methane Emissions from UK Landfill

A BBC Science & Environment report has highlighted work being carried out to monitor and analyse methane emissions from Britain’s 200 landfill sites using unmanned drone aircraft.

The video report shows time-lapse footage of a chicken swelling with gas as it decomposes in laboratory conditions designed to simulate those of a landfill site at the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.

Dr Jillian Newton calculated that the 1.2kg chicken produced 31.2 litres of biogas - which would contain 79.8g of methane and carbon dioxide.

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