Living Biofilters Could Use Bacteria to Help Manage Methane Emissions

June 6, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Just ask any dairy farmer , climate scientist, or landfill site director about methane emissions , and they will tell you they are a serious challenge to manage. Methane is about 25 times more potent than CO2 as a contributing greenhouse gas, and it’s released from natural gas extraction, decomposing garbage, and agricultural practices. In an effort to capture methane and keep it out of the atmosphere, scientists from the University of Calgary plan to test and deploy biofilters that that reduce low-methane emissions with the help of bacteria. Read the rest of Living Biofilters Could Use Bacteria to Help Manage Methane Emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alberta , bacteria , biofilter , biological greenhouse gas management program , canada , ccemc , climate change and emissions management corporation , CO2 , faculty of science , greenhouse gas , methane , methanotroph , patrick hettiaratchi , peter dunfield , schulich school of engineering , University of Calgary        

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Living Biofilters Could Use Bacteria to Help Manage Methane Emissions

Living Biofilters Could Use Bacteria to Help Manage Methane Emissions

June 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Photo via Shutterstock Just ask any dairy farmer , climate scientist, or landfill site director about methane emissions , and they will tell you they are a serious challenge to manage. Methane is about 25 times more potent than CO2 as a contributing greenhouse gas, and it’s released from natural gas extraction, decomposing garbage, and agricultural practices. In an effort to capture methane and keep it out of the atmosphere, scientists from the University of Calgary plan to test and deploy biofilters that that reduce low-methane emissions with the help of bacteria. Read the rest of Living Biofilters Could Use Bacteria to Help Manage Methane Emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alberta , bacteria , biofilter , biological greenhouse gas management program , canada , ccemc , climate change and emissions management corporation , CO2 , faculty of science , greenhouse gas , methane , methanotroph , patrick hettiaratchi , peter dunfield , schulich school of engineering , University of Calgary        

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Living Biofilters Could Use Bacteria to Help Manage Methane Emissions

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