A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has now developed a hybrid system that produces renewable molecular hydrogen and uses it to synthesize carbon dioxide into methane, the primary constituent of natural gas. The team had already cleared quite a milestone with their hybrid system of […]






The open access journal GigaScience has presented a virtual package of data for biogas production. The virtual package has been made reusable in a containerized form to allow scientists to better understand the production of biofuels. The biogas topic is the production of methane through the anaerobic digestion (fermentation) of organic matter. The work offered […]






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 […]






The startup company Calysta Energy was formed in 2011 as a spinout of DNA2.0, the largest US-based provider of synthetic genes for industrial and academic customers.  The new firm’s goal is for engineered organisms to use methane as a feedstock in producing liquid hydrocarbon fuels and high value chemicals that are cost-effective, scalable and reduce […]






Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have found that hydrates, also known as methane hydrates in one form can hold and store hydrogen. Hydrates are a water ice and usually a natural gas compound that have been explored by researchers as a source of alternative fuel or storage medium for CO2.  The PNNL researchers […]






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