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2011-09-20 04:38:58

A shipboard expedition off Norway, to determine how methane escapes from beneath the Arctic seabed, has discovered widespread pockets of the gas and numerous channels that allow it to reach the seafloor. Methane is a powerful "greenhouse" gas and the research, carried out over the past week aboard the Royal Research Ship James Clark Ross, will improve understanding of its origins in this area, its routes to the sea floor and how the amount of gas escaping might increase as the ocean warms....

2009-11-05 14:10:00

LONDON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VEGA PROMOTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. (Pink Sheets: VGPR) today announced the Company has entered into an Agreement with green energy expert, Robert Chew to redesign the "Green Valley Project". Located in western Indiana, The Green Valley Project is a multifaceted green energy power production facility that converts inexpensive methane gas from an abandoned coal mine into electricity and thermal energy. Vega recently announced it has entered into a Gas...

2009-09-14 07:00:00

ATLANTA, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Natural Gas (GNG), the state's leading natural gas provider, is the first and only natural gas marketer in Georgia to obtain recycled natural gas from a landfill, helping to conserve Georgia's precious natural resources. Specially designed equipment at the landfill collects the methane gas and makes it ready for consumer use. GNG began purchasing the recycled gas from Georecover-Live Oak LLC, a Jacoby Development company, in early 2009. Georecover...

2009-09-02 14:01:45

Scientists worry that rising global temperatures accompanied by melting permafrost in arctic regions will initiate the release of underground methane into the atmosphere. Once released, that methane gas would speed up global warming by trapping the Earth's heat radiation about 20 times more efficiently than does the better-known greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. An MIT paper appearing in the Journal of Geophysical Research online Aug. 29 elucidates how this underground methane in frozen regions...

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2009-08-31 10:35:00

Researchers are warning of a slow seepage of methane gas from under the Arctic permafrost, which could be very dangerous to the Earth's future climate. "On a calm day, you can see 20 or more 'seeps' out across this lake," Canadian researcher Rob Bowen told the Associated Press from his boat on the Mackenzie River Delta. Bowen said it is essentially pure methane bubbling up from the surface, which spells trouble for the earth's climate, experts say. Temperatures in the Arctic have increased by...

2009-08-21 08:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VEGA PROMOTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. (Pink Sheets: VGPR) today announced it has entered into a Lease Agreement to lease land for "The Green Valley Project." Located in western Indiana, "The Green Valley Project" is a multifaceted green energy power production facility that converts inexpensive methane gas from an abandoned coal mine into electricity and thermal energy. Vega has now leased the property that is a part of "The Green Valley Project." The...

2009-08-18 08:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VEGA PROMOTIONAL SYSTEMS, INC. (Pink Sheets: VGPR) today announced plans to acquire "The Green Valley Project". Located in western Indiana, The Green Valley Project is a multifaceted green energy power production facility that converts inexpensive methane gas from an abandoned coal mine into electricity and thermal energy. Vega has entered into a Gas Purchase Agreement with Chattanooga based, Tennessee Power Company to purchase the necessary...

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2008-11-20 12:30:00

Chemists at the University of Liverpool have developed a way of converting methane gas into a powder form in order to make it more transportable.Scientists have developed a material made out of a mixture of silica and water which can soak up large quantities of methane molecules. The material looks and acts like a fine white powder which, if developed for industrial use, might be easily transported or used as a vehicle fuel.Methane is the principal component of natural gas and can be burnt in...

2008-10-11 03:00:18

By Anonymous CONTAINERBOARD Packaging Corp of America (PCA) started up a biorefinery to produce methane gas at its Filer City, MI, semichemical corrugating medium mill that is to nearly eliminate the complex's natural gas use as well as reduce production costs. Using a proprietary process, the biorefinery takes byproduct liquor of the pulp cooking process and uses bacteria to convert the liquor directly to methane gas. The methane is then burned as fuel in an existing power boiler to...

2008-09-18 12:00:35

Greenhouse Gas Services, a venture between GE Energy Financial Services and electricity utility AES, has signed a master agreement with internet services major Google to co-develop projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce credits. The initial project will capture methane gas at the Mount Herman landfill in Caldwell County, North Carolina. As one of the first emissions reduction co-development projects in the US, Greenhouse Gas Services (GHGS) will design, build and operate...