News tagged with methane

Coal gasification demonstrated

DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a molten catalytic process for converting coal into a synthesis gas consisting of roughly 20% methane and 80% hydrogen using alkali hydroxides ...

Oct 23, 2012 3.4 / 5 (7) 6 | with audio podcast

Breaking down the impact of greenhouse gases

It's called the global warming potential or GWP for short and it bundles together the importance of carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases on future climate change.  Researchers from DOE's Pacific ...

Oct 23, 2012 3.3 / 5 (7) 2

Fungi discovered to be source of methane

(Phys.org)—Some six years ago scientific textbooks had to be updated because of the surprising discovery made by the research group led by Frank Keppler that plants produce methane in an oxygen-rich environment. ...

Sep 06, 2012 5 / 5 (5) 3

The Kuiper Belt at 20

Planetary science is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the Kuiper Belt. That came in 1992, when the first Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) was discovered.

Sep 03, 2012 4.2 / 5 (6) 2 | with audio podcast