Nitrous oxide, N2O is a greenhouse gas roughly 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide and roughly 10 times more potent than methane in warming potential re global warming.
Note however than both nitrous oxide and methane are present in the atmosphere at ppb levels whereas carbon dioxide is present in ppm concentrations.
Also note that nitrous oxide can react with and thus deplete atmospheric ozone.
Nitrous oxide is produced (and removed) by microbial action, is emitted by some industrial processes, can be released from nitrogen fertilizers, but especially is released by combustion of fossil fuels and burning of biomass.
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A VICTORIAN-based ag-tech business has launched an ambitious new project to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms by up to 80 per cent.
Ballarat-based Precision Agriculture will run the project in Gippsland, with a focus on managing nitrogen fertiliser to combat volatilisation.
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