News related to the communication of project LIFE Low Carbon Feed.

Divulgation from UPV
14 of December of 2018

Among 2o18, Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), as a partner of project LIFE Low Carbon Feed (LCFEED), has done different diffusion activities in massive media and specialiced scientist journals.

First of them was the publishing in February of scientific article “Effect of lemon leaves on energy and C-N balances, methane emission, and milk performance in Murciano-Granadina dairy goats in specializated magazine Journal of Animal Science.

The authors were Carlos Fernández-Llatas, José Vicente Martí, Ion Pérez-Baena and José Luis Palomares, professors in Animals Science Department from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV); Carla Ibáñez, professor in Production and Animal Health Department in Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV), José V. Segarra, technical responsible in Heliotec company.

Their main conclusions are the adequacy of the use of lemon (Citrus limon) leaves in mixed diets for goats, and the eficacy in green-house gases effect reduction because of its substition, specially methane (CH4.)

The study also made it possible to know the exact nutritional value of lemon leaves.

A similar article was published NutriNews, a digital journal specialiced in animal nutrition, with the title Materias primas, Hojas de Limón (Citrus Limon), Hojas de Cítricos, Subproducto de Poda (Raw materials, lemon leaves (Citrus limon), citric leaves and subproducts from pruning) in September bulletin, in charge of Carlos Fernández, professor in Animal Science Department in Universidad de Valencia (UV); and Fernando Bacha, Technical Director in cattle raising feed production company NACOOP, S.A. (Madrid).

Also in September had place  California Net Energy System Symposium. 50 th Anniversary in California University (Davis, United States), which assisted Carlos Ferández-Llanas attended, about the necessity to include in Net Energy system the quantification of green-house efect gases, as it’s made in european project Low Carbon Feed.

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