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



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