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Considering Methane as a Renewable Fuel

August 25th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Methane, or CH4, is a substance that comes free of charge in anything ranging from cow farts to landfills and compost piles. In days not that far ago, landfills and dumps used to burn off methane to prevent the hazard of explosions if too much of the gas gathered near an open flame

Wallabies Could Solve Global Cow Methane Problem

July 3rd, 2011 | by Tina Casey

We can thank the cows of the world, along with other ruminant livestock, for contributing about 28 percent of global methane emissions related to human activity by dint of their enthusiastic flatulence. Methane capture is one way to get a handle on the situation, but a group of scientists in Australia has chosen to confront the problem at the source.

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