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Cheaper and Cleaner Catalyst for Burning Methane

ScienceDaily -- ScienceDaily (Aug. 9, 2012) — As the world's accessible oil reserves dwindle, natural gas has become an increasing important energy source. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which has the advantage of releasing less carbon dioxide when it's burned than do many other hydrocarbon fuels. But because of the very stable structure of the methane molecule, it can be difficult to access the energy stored within. When unburned methane escapes into the atmosphere, it's a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, along with collaborators from Italy and Spain, have created a material that catalyzes the burning of methane 30 times better than do currently available catalysts.

The discovery offers a way to more compl


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TXryder
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:18:07 AM

methane alone is not the answer to gov corruption/commodities manipulation
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Science Dily needs to check for accuracy. Wonder if Obozo paid for that story?
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:11:06 AM

This could be something that turns out to be very helpful in pushing natural gas to the forefront of the clean energy race.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:10:18 AM

what do you expect from the ScienceDaily ??..they wanna print gloom and doom-it's called smoke and mirrors..

there are untapped oil fields now, with enough gas for generations not yet born, and more untapped fields will be found in the united states alone, once the sheeple's king is gone, and we can go after it..
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:08:35 AM

Sound's so good, keep going.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:08:21 AM

Use waste products to generate energy whenever you can with a net gain. Be careful they aren't consuming more energy in the process of making energy than they generate.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:07:34 AM

ScienceDaily needs to rethink thier science. We have more oil than we can possibly use, or our children, grand children and great grand children. Give the "we're about to run out of oil" lie a rest. This has been disproven over and over which should lead people to wonder about the accuracy or sincerity of the source.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:04:22 AM

Burn the methane, good idea...
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:03:22 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:03:20 AM

what's that smell?
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:03:16 AM

Eat more beans and make more methane!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 12:02:26 AM

Eat more beans and make more methane!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:58:59 PM

This makes methane more efficient and produces more energy per unit volume.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:57:58 PM

Like what I read.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:57:54 PM

Quit raising cattle and you'll cut down the free methane in the air.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:57:08 PM

great
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:54:37 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 7:23:57 PM

Hope it's as good as it sounds
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 6:39:36 PM

Good news. How long until it's actually making an impact?
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:59:00 AM

Hope we follow what's obvious
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:41:51 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 11:12:45 AM

No hint of the costs or other by-products that would be associated with the construction of these nano-particle catalysts. Could be the door to something big, or it could be the doorway to a walk off a cliff.

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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:58:34 AM

Good science.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:35:41 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:32:23 AM

Good! Very good, Keep it on
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:13:58 AM

A step in the right direction? Or will it drive the cost of car up by a thousand dollars??

Will the EPA force homeowners to retrofit their furnaces??
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:12:12 AM

and the cost?
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:05:04 AM

I still think we should be careful before burning most of it when other fuels can be used. There are too many other uses where it is the ideal fuel and not easily replaced - like for heating homes and making glass.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:03:13 AM

read
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 10:00:46 AM

Wow! Sounds very promising -- I hope it lives up to the initial results (and is commercially feasible).

It's also an object lesson in why you don't want to force feed winners in advance. It sounds as though this could be better than some of the other green energy technologies that are in fashion right now.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:57:09 AM

I dont believe thats its 'dwindling'...just a bs threat to keep prices high=greed=power
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:55:19 AM

The first sentence says it all. Cheap gas is gone forever and all we have left is the dwindle stuff, which is more difficult and expensive to get to, i.e. gasoline will not be produced cheaper and cleaner, at no cost to the consumer. Some call it progress. The only unanswered question is how much is too much?
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:54:40 AM

sounds promising..
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Nice
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ok
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:51:37 AM

This appears to a better green energy then other more popular choices. This actually recycles something.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:51:34 AM

Sounds good .........go for it.
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ok
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good!
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Nice.
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Message Posted: Aug 11, 2012 9:48:39 AM

Good article.
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NG is such an untapped energy source n this country.
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Oil resources are dwindling about as fast as the earth's orbit is degrading into the sun.
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interesting
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Interesting
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Good point, OleMiss79, but bring on the technology anyway!
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if it sounds to good to be true then it is.
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interesting
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