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Carbon balance measurements aid the study of grass emissions

An extensive study launched last year examines how Finnish agriculture could slow down climate change. In addition to the University of Eastern Finland, the CARBO network includes Valio, Atria Tuottajat, the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Natural Resources Institute Finland and Yara.

  • Text Marianne Mustonen

The grassland studied has the potential to sequester carbon.

Marja Maljanen

Marja Maljanen in laboratory.

The lack of snow last winter proved challenging for the study.

Marja Maljanen

Pictured is a carbon dioxide chamber. A transparent chamber in the middle, a CO2 analyser on the right and cooling equipment on the left, which is needed as the chamber heats up quickly in the sunshine. (Picture: Minerva Anttila)