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US Scientists Convert Methane to Renewable Energy

Methane has been long known as the most consequential greenhouse gas; converting them into renewable sources is aimed to fight its impact on climate change.

The conversion of Methane which is the most crucial and predominant of the greenhouse gases, is considered the biggest environmental challenge and a vision of the future for scientists.

According to US scientists, a critical ingredient enabling the conversion is hydrogen. Many environmental activists observe Methane as a fossil fuel.

US Scientists Convert Methane to Renewable Energy

The United States has successfully curbed the carbon emissions significantly, replacing the use of coal with natural gas, which is primarily composed of Methane, which is giving rise to concerns surrounding the increasing emissions of this particular gas and its environmental impact.

Methane contributes up to 23 percent to all global warming, as highlighted by Dr. Bryan Wilson, director of the Energy Institute situated at the Colorado State University. His labs are heavily indulged in research activities on Methane and hydrogen.

Wilson has explained the offset of benefits of replacing coal with natural gas if used excessively.

He states that natural gas does not go without consequences, with Methane attributing a potency over 81 times as that of carbon dioxide on a 20-year basis, whereas given a hundred-year time span, its potency is 31 times.

Wilson, a consultant to the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), suggests that it is highly possible that Methane, a mine sourced component, could potentially be the most renewable fuel in the future.

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