methane potential News

  • The AMPTS at work

    Since 2011, the AMPTS II system developed by the Swedish manufacturer Bioprocess Control has been marketed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands exclusively by Weber Entec. AMPTS stands for Automatic Methane Potential Test System. In particular, the “fully automatic” characteristic convinced Weber Entec so strongly, that the company itself uses two of these devices ...


    By Weber Entec GmbH & Co. KG

  • Interesting biomass discussions at EUBCE 2016

    Judith and Alberto went to the European Biomass Conference & Exhibition in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference was related to anything biomass, such as policies, markets, conversion technologies and sustainability. On top of a wide variety of topics, there were also a large number of presentations and visitors: 373 oral presentations, 400 posters and 1500+ participants from 73 countries. ...


    By Bioprocess Control Sweden AB

  • Tracking scientific publications based on data generated from AMPTS

    Bibliometric indicators (e.g. quantity and structural indicators) for measuring the number of scientific publications related to the Automatic Methane Potential Test System (AMPTS II) and their regional distribution around the world have been studied from 2010 to 2015 using available data from a number of literature databases. There are indications that the growth rate of publications in ...


    By Bioprocess Control Sweden AB

  • 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

  • NIRS: Evaluating the Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) in seconds

    Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) is an important parameter in biogas production as it helps producers to assess the efficiency of the anaerobic digestion process for specific substrates. With the NIRS DS2500 Analyzer, users can determine BMP in a few seconds helping them to optimize waste stock management for a maximum methane yield. The NIRS DS2500 Analyzer uses Near-Infrared Spectroscopy ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Training Course for performing BMP tests

    By joining our 2-day technical training on BMP tests, and increasingly recognized tools for selecting and pricing biomass material for production of biogas, the participants of the course had the opportunity to gain profound knowledge on: Recommendations concerning the parameters that strongly influence the outcome of BMP tests (i.e. inoculum characteristics, substrate preparation, ...


    By Bioprocess Control Sweden AB

  • Methane Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses methane and potential exposure risks to the gas. “We are all exposed to low levels of methane in the air we breathe, but some people and some workers in certain occupations could be exposed to elevated levels in their daily lives,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Bioprocess Control made trade show appearance at Venice Symposium 2016

    The comprehensive four-day Symposium in Venice, Italy was organized by the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) with the scientific support of universities of Padova, Hokkaido, Queensland, Rostock, Trento, Tsinghua and Hamburg. Over 500 scientists and plant operators from approximately 60 countries attended the conference this year. The Symposium was structured in oral and poster sessions, ...


    By Bioprocess Control Sweden AB

  • New Website, New Products, Same reliability!

    We want to make all of our clients aware of Challenge Technology’s new website, with new content, new equipment and new information, for all of your testing needs. Our website address is: www.challenge-sys.com. In addition to our AER-208 Research Respirometers, which have set the standard for easy to use respirometer systems, we now offer an affordable four channel system, the Quick ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Global launch of new Gas Endeavour

    Today, Bioprocess Control announced the global launch of its new Gas Endeavour, an instrument for low gas volume and flow measurement with high accuracy and precision. Developed over the past two years, the Gas Endeavour marks a significant evolution in our existing technology that has already become the preferred solution around the world. Bioprocess Control Sweden AB was founded in 2005. ...


    By Bioprocess Control Sweden AB

  • National research council lauds U.S. national gas hydrate R&D effort

    In a Congressionally mandated report released January 29, 2010, the National Research Council (NRC) concluded that the U.S. Department of Energy’s methane hydrate program had been “consistent and effective” in leading a broad-based science and technology development program to investigate naturally occurring gas hydrates. NRC’s review of the program, which is administered by the National Energy ...

  • New Project To Improve Characterization of U.S. Gas Hydrate Resources

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of a multi-year, field-based research project designed to gain further insight into the nature, formation, occurrence and physical properties of methane hydrate‐bearing sediments for the purpose of methane hydrate resource appraisal. Since the passage of the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000, the DOE has ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • DOE leads national research program in gas hydrates

    The U.S. Department of Energy today told Congress the agency is leading a nationwide program in search of naturally occurring natural gas hydrates – a potentially significant storehouse of methane—with far reaching implications for the environment and the nation’s future energy supplies. Dr. Ray Boswell, Senior Management and Technology Advisor at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Construction of Deep Tunnel Will Reduce Overflows and Energy Consumption

    Excavation of a 110-foot-deep entrance shaft signals the beginning of site work in the construction of an underground tunnel and pipeline designed by Black & Veatch to carry as much as 180 million gallons per day of treated wastewater by gravity nearly two miles from Johnson County Wastewater’s Mill Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Shawnee, Kan., to a discharge point downstream of a ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Scientists fear methane emissions from oceans and tundra due to warming

    Warming of the ocean in the Arctic over the last 30 years has triggered the release of methane from seabed sediments, according to U.K. researchers. During a recent Arctic survey, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) found more than 250 plumes of methane gas bubbles rising from the seabed in one area, at depths of about 500 to 1600 feet. The scientists believe the ...

  • Drain rice fields to cut methane, say scientists

    Global methane emissions from rice paddies could be cut by 30 per cent if fields are drained at least once during the growing season and rice crop waste is applied off-season, according to a study. Methane is a significant contributor to global warming and is produced by certain types of bacteria in oxygen-deprived environments — such as those feeding on the organic waste in water-covered ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Methane Detection in Mine Ventilation Systems

    Mining is big business, with the world’s 50 largest mining companies worth a total of 1 trillion dollars.1 Worldwide, the mining industry is responsible for the direct employment of 3.7 million people, with over 150 million indirectly supported by small-scale mining operations.2 Many other sectors, such as high-tech industry, are also entirely dependent on mined supplies of materials. ...

  • Permafrost carbon content double the old estimates

    New research indicates that the amount of frozen organic carbon locked away in the world’s permafrost regions – a major potential source of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) – is double what has been previously estimated. In a paper published in the latest edition of Bioscience, an international team of scientists says whereas some of the CO2 produced as a result of decomposition ...

  • Permafrost melt poses major climate change threat

    “Massive amounts of carbon stored in frozen soils at high latitudes are increasingly vulnerable to exposure to the atmosphere,” says the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project at CSIRO, Dr Pep Canadell. “The research shows that the amount of carbon stored in soils surrounding the North Pole has been hugely underestimated.” In a paper published in the latest edition of Global ...

  • Methane release could cause abrupt, far-reaching climate change

    An abrupt release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from ice sheets that extended to Earth's low latitudes some 635 million years ago caused a dramatic shift in climate, scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) report in this week's issue of the journal Nature. The shift triggered events that resulted in global warming and an ending of the last 'snowball' ice age. The ...

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