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Research advances energy savings for oil, gas industries
February 27, 2017

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries that could lead to dramatic energy savings and reduced pollution.

The problemwith methane
April 15, 2008


This photo shows the methane blankets, accentuated in bright green, extending from the Earth’s poles. Of all greenhouse gases, methane seems the most innocuous — yet it traps 23 times more heat in the atmosphere than does CO2. Atmospheric levels of methane have increased more than 150 percent since 1750 — and could double again by 2050. (Photo by Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA)

 

Traditionally, dairies have used open lagoon systems to handle manure storage — resulting in large emissions of methane and nitrous oxide. According to Shulin Chen, professor … » More …