Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers can make methane from captured CO2 and renewably sourced hydrogen. The method converts captured carbon dioxide (CO2) into methane, the primary component of natural gas. The process offers recycling CO2 back into natural gas and a good way to store renewable energy sourced hydrogen. It would mean a short planetary […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of California – Berkeley chemists have come up with an efficient and less expensive technique for removing CO2 from natural gas plant emissions. The technique could be tweaked for higher output plants that use coal. The chemists took a magnesium-based metal-organic framework and added a tetraamine that catalyzes a CO2 polymer easily removed […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Researchers at Texas A&M University have developed an analytical procedure that can be used in spreadsheets to predict the amount of oil and gas that can be recovered from newly drilled wells. Porous rock containing oil and natural gas are buried so deep inside the earth that shale operators rely on complex models of […]

Waseda University scientists of Japan have developed a new method to convert carbon dioxide to methane with an electric field at low temperatures. Compared to previous methods, this new method can produce any amount of methane whenever necessary. Methane, the main component of natural gas can be used to generate heat and electricity, so this […]

North Carolina State University researchers have developed what is, to date, the most efficient means of converting sewage sludge and restaurant grease into natural gas. The team’s research paper has been published in the journal Water Research. After treating sewage, wastewater treatment plants are left with solid sludge, called biosolids. For years, utilities have treated […]

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