The process, described in a study published Thursday in the journal Science, uses water to partially oxidize methane
over a microporous aluminosilicate mineral called zeolite.
Formed in 2014, the Our Nations Energy Future (ONE Future) Coalition is an industry-led partnership with a goal of reducing methane
emissions associated with the U.
While the new methane
estimates are a "step in the right direction," EPA still has a ways to go, says David Lyon, an environmental scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund.
Market segmentation of global coal bed methane
can be done on the basis of application, technology and geography.
Slight warming of the water above these deposits is all it takes to melt the methane
ice and release the stored methane
--a powerful greenhouse gas with 82 times the global warming impact of carbon dioxide over a 25-year period.
In July of this year, researchers from Stockholm University investigated plumes of methane
rising from the floor of the East Siberian Arctic Ocean.
He said that if Earth hits a climate-system tipping point because of methane
, then our carbon dioxide problem is immaterial, asserting that we have to get a handle on methane
, or increasingly risk global catastrophe.
emissions are important to climate change and government and industry's response to it, due to the high global warming impact of methane
of 34 and 86 times that of C[O.
The summer science campaign at RMOTC, held June 20-26, was designed to measure methane
abundances released at different rates using three airborne instruments on four separate aircraft.
A team led by Natalia Shakhova of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been making twice-yearly expeditions to the Arctic to monitor the state of the sub-sea permafrost and the amount of methane
However, this quick decomposition means much of the methane
in the materials will be released before a methane
collection system is installed, because federal regulations allow landfills that collect methane
two years to install gas collection systems.
How much methane
is locked in hydrates is uncertain, but underwater
Scientists believe methane
gas, produced by the digestive process of animals like cows and sheep, is a major contributor to global warming.
Rising global atmospheric methane
concentrations, both current and projected, have been of concern for scientists and policy makers because of methane
's high potency as a greenhouse gas.
generally been the primary focus of concern, methane
is the second-most