Can methane leaks from fracking be turned into valuable gasoline?
from Scientific American
If the conversion in a New Jersey test machine made by Primus Green Energy proves to be as efficient as early results indicate, methane embedded in shale deep below ground — which oil companies often burn off or simply release into the atmosphere, worsening global warming — could become an even more valuable resource: liquid fuel. Chemical engineers and biologists are making progress at this and other test facilities and labs, yet it remains unclear if the processes they are trying won't generate substantial emissions of their own or require more energy than they're worth.
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