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  • 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

  • Tracking scientific publications based on data generated from Automatic Methane Potential Test System (AMPTS)

    Bibliometric indicators based on publications in international, peer reviewed journals can be used to explore the current impact of Bioprocess Control’s automatic technologies in the biogas field. 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 ...


    By Bioprocess Control AB

  • 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 ...

  • Energy Department Expands Research into Methane Hydrates, a Vast, Untapped Potential Energy Resource of the U.S.

    Today, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced nearly $5 million in funding across seven research projects nationwide designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates — a large, completely untapped natural gas resource—and what it could mean for the environment, as well as American economic competiveness and energy security. “The recent boom in natural gas ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Frozen heat: methane gas hydrates , society and the environment

    As global demand for energy grows and continues to outpace supply for the foreseeable future, so does pressure to explore the use of methane hydrates as an economically-viable energy source. Global reservoirs of methane gas have long been the topic of scientific discussion both in the realm of environmental issues such as natural forces of climate change and as a potential energy resource for ...

  • Dissolved Methane Found in Some New York Groundwater

    A recent study that looked at groundwater samples from more than 200 wells across New York State found levels of naturally-occurring methane high enough to warrant monitoring or other actions in nine percent of the water samples tested, according to U.S. Geological Survey research. While 91 percent of samples tested found no dissolved methane, or levels below the threshold that would require ...

  • 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 ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • U.S. and Japan complete successful field trial of methane hydrate production technologies

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the completion of a successful, unprecedented test of technology in the North Slope of Alaska that was able to safely extract a steady flow of natural gas from methane hydrates – a vast, entirely untapped resource that holds enormous potential for U.S. economic and energy security.  Building upon this initial, small-scale test, the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Jubilee bonfire beacon, but no explosion, thanks to methane leak check

    Villagers in Brightwell Baldwin in Oxfordshire celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in style, lighting a hilltop bonfire as one of the nationwide chain of 4000 beacons being lit simultaneously. But the organiser had a background in the gas industry, so he was nervous about lighting a fire above an old landfill site. Leigh Greenham, who has been involved in the gas detection business for many ...


    By Geotech

  • TDL-500 with Archer GPS finds methane leaks fast

    Finding gas leaks or proving none exist has just become much easier. With a continuous log of GPS position and methane (CH4) analysis proving zero ppm or showing leak readings from just 1ppm to 100%, Geotech has provided an easy-to-use leak detector. With almost-instant response from the Geotech ...


    By Geotech

  • Crowcon’s LaserMethane Detector helps Tesco monitor methane emissions from cows

    Crowcon’s portable LaserMethane Detector is helping Tesco to monitor burps from cows on its dairy farms. Cow burps are a major source of methane emissions globally. The research, which is being conducted at the Tesco Dairy Centre of Excellence, in partnership with the University of Liverpool’s School of Veterinary Science, is part of an ongoing project by Tesco to measure the amount ...

  • CBM Asia Announces Coalbed Methane Joint Operating Agreement in Kutai Basin

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/10 -- CBM Asia Development Corp. ("CBM Asia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TCF)(US: CBMDF)(FRANKFURT: IY2), announces that through Kutai West Inc. it has entered into a Joint Operating Agreement ("JOA") with Newton Energy CBM Limited ("Newton Energy") on the Kutai West PSC in the Kutai Basin, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Kutai West Inc. is ...


    By Marketwire

  • CBM Asia Announces Rig Mobilization for Coalbed Methane Exploration Program in South Sumatra

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/10 -- CBM Asia Development Corp. ("CBM Asia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TCF)(US: CBMDF)(FRANKFURT: IY2), announces that Jakarta-based PT Medco CBM Sekayu ("MedcoEnergi"), a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Medco Energi CBM Indonesia, its operating partner on the Sekayu coalbed methane production sharing contract ("PSC"), has confirmed ...


    By Marketwire

  • Despite methane emissions upstream, natural gas is cleaner than coal on a life-cycle basis

    Over its full cycle of production, distribution, and use, natural gas emits just over half as many greenhouse gas emissions as coal does for equivalent energy output, according to a new study from the Worldwatch Institute and the Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors. The analysis clarifies the role of methane releases in the calculation of comparative emissions between the two fossil fuels and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Energy Department advances research on methane hydrates – the world’s largest untapped fossil energy resource

    The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply. Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside, and are found both onshore and offshore – including ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • MEGTEC to build world’s largest coal mine ventilation methane emissions abatement system in China

    U.S.-based firm’s China subsidiary signs agreement with AES Climate Solutions Asia joint investment company. De Pere, Wis., U.S.A. –  MEGTEC Systems today announced that its China subsidiary has been contracted to build the largest plant in the world to capture and eliminate ventilation air methane (VAM) from the Datong coal mine in China’s Chongqing municipality.  The ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC

  • CBM Asia Announces South Sumatra Coalbed Methane Joint Operating Agreement & Acquires Increased Participating Interest

    VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/10 -- CBM Asia Development Corp. ("CBM Asia" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TCF)(US: CBMDF)(FRANKFURT: IY2) is pleased to announce the signing of a Joint Operating Agreement ("JOA") between Jakarta-based operator PT Medco CBM Sekayu ("MedcoEnergi"), a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Medco Energi CBM Indonesia, and South Sumatra Energy Inc. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Severe Wastewater Testing Apparatus

    The headspace in domestic wastewater collection and treatment systems is a severe environment that can impact even high performance protective coatings. A proposed new ASTM International standard covers an apparatus and set of procedures that are used to create and maintain a simulated sewer headspace environment to be used to test potential coatings. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Testing conditions for tank testers

    In addition to the financial implications of the loss of product, leakage from storage tanks can cause serious environmental damage and represent a grave threat to health and safety. In some circumstances, particularly when the stored materials are combustible or explosive, leakage can result in a major incident involving the loss of life and substantial damage to assets and to an ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

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