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  • Gas production from methane hydrate layers confirmed

    A Japanese state-owned enterprise has confirmed the production of methane gas from offshore methane hydrate deposits. The Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), an enterprise created in 2004 to fund exploration activities for petroleum and natural gas, confirmed last week that methane gas was produced from a ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Measuring methane

    At the UK's first viable compact anaerobic digester (AD) plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The plant, a modular scalable AD system, unveiled by React Environmental in July 2012 at Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, can handle some 1,000 ...

  • PRODUCT RELEASE for the MPA-200 Methane Potential Analyzer

    Challenge Technology, an American-based company, has developed the Methane Potential Analyzer (MPA-200), to provide for the measurement of biogas in anaerobic reaction in laboratory testing. The patented FlowCell technology, used with this system, has been the choice of academic and industry researchers for the past 20 years. The MPA-200 will allow the user to monitor and analyze the production ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Methane From Dams: Greenhouse Gas to Power Source

    SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil (ENS) - Scientists from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, INPE, have published a new study showing that large dams contribute to global warming by releasing the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. The authors propose capturing the methane and using it to generate electricity. Dr. Ivan Lima and his colleagues used a theoretical ...

  • Halting methane squanderlust

    The pipes that rise from oil fields, topped with burning flames of natural gas, waste fossil fuels and dump carbon dioxide into the air. In new work, researchers have identified the structure of a catalytic material that can turn methane into a safe and easy-to-transport liquid. The insight lays the foundation for converting excess methane into a variety of useful fuels and chemicals. 'There's a ...

  • Landfill Methane Emission Monitoring

    Methane (CH4) plays a critical role in the radiation balance and chemistry of the atmosphere. The major anthropogenic sources are anaerobic production from landfills, ruminant animals and their waste, release from the mining and use of fossil fuel, burning of biomass, etc.. On average, over the global scale, landfill methane emissions contribute between 10-19% of the anthropogenic methane burden ...

  • Coal Seam Gas/ Coal Bed Methane in Asia - Market Analysis, Investment Scenario, Competitive Landscape and Production Forecasts to 2020

    Coal Seam Gas/ Coal Bed Methane (CSG/CBM) in Asia - Market Analysis, Investment Scenario, Competitive Landscape and Production Forecasts to 2020 Summary “Coal Seam Gas/ Coal Bed Methane (CSG/CBM) in Asia - Market Analysis, Investment Scenario, Competitive Landscape and Production Forecasts to 2020”, is the latest report from industry analysis specialists ...


  • European consortium to combat methane emissions

    The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is leading a European consortium to develop and test new methane measurement instruments for shale gas extraction, municipal waste water treatment plants and gas distribution. The consortium includes Cuadrilla Resources, Veolia Environnement and National Grid. Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private innovation ...

  • New source of ocean methane discovered

    Scientists searching for an explanation for high levels of the potent greenhouse gas methane in the oceans have discovered a new means of production, which could explain the source of previously unaccounted for methane. The discovery has great significance for understanding the ocean's role in global warming. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that has contributed approximately 20 per cent to the ...

  • China Natural Gas and Coalbed Methane Industry Report, 2011

    In 2010, the output of natural gas grew steadily in China, and the volume of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) imported from Central Asia continued to increase, as a result, the resource supply increased substantially. The gas demand kept rapid growth, the consumer market was further expanded, and except for the tight natural gas supply in some ...


  • New study and discussion on reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    WRI to release new working paper, “Clearing the Air: Reducing Upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Natural Gas Systems.” The rapid expansion of unconventional natural gas has reshaped the U.S. energy picture through increased production and reduced price. The shale gas boom has also ignited vigorous debates around its environmental impacts. WRI’s new study, ...

  • The European Commission Joins Methane to Markets

    (Washington, D.C. – September 24, 2007) The Methane to Markets Partnership marked a major milestone this week as the European Commission became its 21st partner. Methane to Markets is a public-private partnership that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by promoting the cost-effective, near-term recovery and use of methane, while providing clean energy to markets around the world. The addition of ...

  • A new way to harness wasted methane

    Original story at MIT News Methane gas, a vast natural resource, is often disposed of through burning, but new research by scientists at MIT could make it easier to capture this gas for use as fuel or a chemical feedstock. Many oil wells burn off methane — the largest component of natural gas — in a process ...

  • Reservoirs: a neglected source of methane emissions

    Substantial amounts of the greenhouse gas methane are released not only from large tropical reservoirs but also from run-of-the-river reservoirs in Switzerland, especially in the summer, when water temperatures are higher. This was demonstrated by Eawag scientists at Lake Wohlen, near Bern – a finding which slightly tarnishes the reputation of hydropower as a climate-neutral way of ...

  • US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

    The Obama administration is proposing to cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade in an unprecedented step to curb climate change. The administration's target is to cut methane from oil and gas drilling by 40 to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012 levels. The move was not unexpected - officials set the same goal in a preliminary blueprint in ...


    By Associated Press

  • Picarro Unveils the Industry´s First Real-Time Mobile Geo-Informatics Platform for Quantifying Methane Emissions Across Natural Gas Production Fields

    CERA Week 2013-- Picarro Inc. (Twitter: @Picarro), today announced Picarro Surveyor™for natural gas emissions, the world's first mobile and cloud processing platform for measuring fugitive methane emissions across an entire natural gas ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • US aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

    The Obama administration is putting the energy industry on notice that it intends to curb methane emissions by nearly half through regulations affecting oil and gas production. A broad, preliminary plan - expected to be unveiled this week - aims to cut emissions 40-45 percent by 2025 compared with 2012 levels. Reductions are to come from a mix of voluntary steps by industry and regulations from ...


    By Associated Press

  • UK landfill methane emissions among the highest in Europe

    Methane emissions from UK landfill sites were among the highest of any EU15 country in 2008, a European Environment Agency (EEA) report warns. The European Union greenhouse gas inventory 1990–2008 and inventory report 2010, which sought to assess whether EU countries are on target to meet Kyoto Protocol emissions targets, found that in 2008, UK landfill contributed 20,150 gigagrams (gg) of ...

  • Methane Levels in Air Lower Due to Leakage Control

    Despite an increase in methane-generating activities, such as drilling for fossil fuels, researchers have found that the amount of methane concentrations in the atmosphere have dropped over the past few decades, according to Climate Central. A team of atmospheric chemists have investigated and attribute this phenomenon to significantly diminished methane leakage from oil and gas wells. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Landfill cover soil methane oxidation underestimated

    Landfilled waste decomposes in the absence of oxygen and results in the production of methane. Landfills are classified as the second-largest human-made source of CH4 in the U.S. Additionally, landfill gas contains numerous non-methane hydrocarbons that are either volatilized directly from waste materials or produced through biochemical reactions during waste degradation. Microbial methane ...


    By ScienceDaily

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