Browsing the "methane" Tag

Methane Leaks from Fracking are Much Worse than We Thought

August 11th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

A major new study in Geophysical Research Letters by 19 researchers — primarily from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) — shows that the natural gas fields leaked 6-12% of the total methane produced, on average, throughout the month of February … that’s way bad


Human Waste Fueling Spanish Vehicles

July 30th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

Spanish firm All-gas is using human waste to create biofuel, in what is a remarkably unique development. The facility in Chiclana de la Frontera, Southwest Spain, uses waste water to produce algae-based biofuel. The 12m Euro project is part of Spain’s strategy to encourage alternative energy and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels


Penn State Turns Waste-water into Cheap n' Easy Hydrogen Fuel

September 21st, 2011 | by Jo Borrás

Researchers at Penn State University claim to have developed a process which shows "that pure hydrogen gas can efficiently be produced from virtually limitless supplies of seawater and river water and biodegradable organic matter" ... which is, of course, a fancy way of saying "poopy water"


Bacteria in Panda Poop Could Lead to a Biofuel Breakthrough

September 1st, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

I never understood the fascination with panda bears. They’re kind of dicks, and they closer in relation to garbage-eating raccoons than actual bears. But they may have a use beyond giving jobless hippies something to protest. Bacteria discovered in their poo may hold the key to making biofuel from otherwise useless biomass


VW Bug Powered By Your Poop

August 6th, 2010 | by Christopher DeMorro

There’s something about defecation that seems to both fascinate and revulse humans at the same time. In other words, there’s



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