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“Finnish dairy farmers are growing aware of the environmental problems with methane production and interested in solutions,” says Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, who is leading the VTT study.
His team plans to test small reactors that produce the bacteria at two farms this summer. “The main problem is making the reactors cheap enough and to find ways to get economies of scale,” Mr Pitkänen says.
It is possible that one day methane-based protein could be consumed directly by humans. “These kinds of products could end up in human protein bars eventually,” Mr Shaw believes.
Both Mr Shaw and Mr Busch-Larsen have tried their own food but neither plans to enter the human market as there could be considerable public aversion. “You would have to modify the process,” says Mr Busch-Larsen. “It is not for tomorrow.”