Issue Date: August 13, 2012
Catalyst Could Zap Methane Emissions
A new Oxidizing catalyst could lead to practical ways of scrubbing methane from motor vehicle exhaust. It could also lead to methods for obtaining more efficient combustion in, and reduced emissions from, industrial turbines fueled by natural gas, which is composed primarily of methane.
Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, an atmospheric substance that absorbs and emits radiation in a way that tends to warm Earth’s surface. Up to now, it has not been practical . . .
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