An Ohio State University led study has pinpointed the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking-water wells associated with hydraulic fracturing is the walls of the gas well and their well casing seal to the ground. It’s not the source many people may have feared and should, if the press can get its [...]

Adding Biomethane (methane from biomass) to the natural gas supply is held up by lack of standardized and international content conditions. An effort to generate further growth has come from the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), the German Biomass Research Center (DBFZ), other Members of the IEA Task 37 (Energy from Biogas) and the [...]

Imperial College London researchers have engineered the harmless gut bacteria E.coli to generate the first renewable bio-propane fuel. The Brits development is a step towards commercial production of biologically produced fuel that could one day provide an alternative to fossil fuels. Propane is an attractive source of fuel because it burns cleanly, is easy to [...]

A study by researchers from Mississippi State University, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other institutions shows methane plumes in the water column between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and Georges Bank, Massachusetts. The study shows natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously thought. At least 570 [...]

Stanford University scientists have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that uses an ordinary AAA battery to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis. Unlike other water splitters that use precious-metal catalysts, the electrodes in this device are made of inexpensive and abundant nickel and iron. Professor Hongjie Dai and colleagues have developed a cheap, emissions-free device that [...]

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