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GE has demonstrated technology aimed at addressing one of the biggest challenges with fracking: water pollution.
A ceramic membrane could unlock the potential of methane-conversion catalysts and help make use of natural gas that currently goes to waste.
Not green at all, reports a study suggesting that the methane released by fracking and drilling makes it worse than coal.
Energy-hungry Japan extracts natural gas from deep-sea methane hydrates, but it’s not clear whether the “flammable ice” makes economic and environmental sense.
Converting methane to an alternative fuel using energy from the sun could reduce carbon-dioxide emissions.
A process for converting coal into natural gas could help reduce emissions.
A new transport method involving ice crystals could make it practical to get natural gas from remote areas, with no worries about explosions.