methane

[ UK /mˈiːθe‍ɪn/ ]
[ US /ˈmɛˌθeɪn/ ]
NOUN
  1. a colorless odorless gas used as a fuel
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How To Use methane In A Sentence

  • He expanded this idea to the propose the ‘deep, hot biosphere’ which both generates methane and adds biogenic signatures to inorganic petroleum, and that part, at least, is looking more correct every year.
  • Microbes decompose organic waste into a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide.
  • Concentrations of methane have risen from 700 parts per billion (ppb) to 1,745 ppb. Times, Sunday Times
  • The pieces would then be fed into a "gasifier," where the materials would be turned into a gas containing hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane and other hydrocarbons. ENS
  • We have a good record in the management of greenhouse gases like fluorocarbons and methane, and solely restricting carbon dioxide emissions will have a direct impact on industry.
  • Of course, a basic corollary of the theory is that deep drilling should uncover a portion of these massive methane resources.
  • Mumma pulled up a map that showed where methane had been found and where the Mars Global Surveyor, a spacecraft that orbited Mars from 1997 to 2006, found the weak remnants of what had once been a strong magnetic field. First Contact
  • He sells the electricity from his methane-fired generator to his utility for 7.25 cents per kilowatt hour.
  • And wastewater left over after the methane is extracted, greatly deodorized, is used for fertilizing the farm's fields.
  • As an extreme example, if you want to cut out methane and you live in Australia you can eat only kangaroo. Times, Sunday Times
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