Sunday 25 September 2016

BT Young Scientist: Bog study could help reduce CO2 emissions

Published 07/01/2016 | 02:30

Fiona Molloy, Sarah Denby and Louise Egan. Photo: Frank McGrath
Fiona Molloy, Sarah Denby and Louise Egan. Photo: Frank McGrath

Three students from Athlone Community College believe their research could help local authorities reduce carbon emissions from bogs in their areas.

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Louise Egan, Sarah Denby and Fiona Molloy carried out an in-depth study into re-wetted and degraded raised bogs.

They found that bogs that had been drained for peat harvesting released more carbon dioxide.

The trio hope their findings will influence councils to re-wet drained bogs in a bid to cut down on their carbon footprint.

Irish Independent

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