Carbon-neutral ‘biofuel’ from lakes

Science Daily  March 31, 2021
Although the greenhouse gas methane is less well known and much rarer in the atmosphere, its global warming potential is 80 to 100 times greater per unit. Methane from lakes and water reservoirs makes up about 20% of global natural methane missions. Researchers in Switzerland outline the potential and theoretical possibilities for using methane from lakes and other freshwater bodies for sustainable energy production. The feasibility of up-scaled adsorption-driven technologies to capture and refine aqueous Biogenic CH4 is mostly generated from biomass produced through atmospheric CO2 uptake. Its exploitation in freshwaters can thus secure large amounts of carbon-neutral energy, helping to sustain the planetary equilibrium…read more. TECHNICAL ARTICLE 

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