Natural gas produced by coal eating microbes

Posted: October 5, 2010 in Fuel, News

A startup company in Colorado is looking to start making natural gas (methane) from coal using micro-organisms that digest the coal.

The process is meant to be used underground and once the gas has built up it can be pumped out and used to produce electricity and fuel vehicles.

This is good environmentally as natural gas produces considerably less CO2 than coal when burnt.

Here is a link to a more fuel article: Technology Review

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