Navigation Links
Methane leaks from palm oil wastewater are a climate concern, CU-Boulder study says
Date:2/27/2014

However, the climate impact of the leaking methane could be mitigated by capturing the gas and using it to fuel power plants. Biogas technology has been used successfully for decades and it can produce renewable electricity at a cost that's competitive with traditional fuels, the authors said.

The amount of methane biogas that went uncollected from palm oil wastewater lagoons last year alone could have met a quarter of Malaysia's electricity needs. Tapping into that unused fuel supply could yield both financial and environmental benefits, the authors said.

Capturing methane at wastewater lagoons could be encouraged by making it a requirement before palm oil products can be certified as sustainable, the authors said. Current sustainability certifications do not address wastewater emissions.

Taylor, whose research typically focuses on carbon cycling in old-growth tropical forests, was inspired to do the analysis by undergraduate researcher Hana Fancher, who also is a co-author of the journal article. Fancher and Taylor were doing research in Costa Rica, where palm oil production is spreading, when Fancher became curious about how the oil was being processed.

"She has a wastewater background," Taylor said. "She ended up doing an honors thesis on palm oil agriculture and wastewater emissions. This paper is an extension of that thinking."


'/>"/>

Contact: Philip Taylor
philipgrahamtaylor@gmail.com
303-905-7612
University of Colorado at Boulder
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Substance in photosynthesis was at work in ancient, methane-producing microbes
2. Berkeley Lab-led project aims to produce liquid transportation fuel from methane
3. Tailored methane measurement services are to be developed for shale gas extraction, municipal waste
4. Microbiologists reveal unexpected properties of methane-producing microbe
5. U.Va. researcher: Methane out, carbon dioxide in?
6. Study finds novel worm community affecting methane release in ocean
7. Tom Bowmans Climate Report delves into Arctic methane controversy
8. Methane emissions from natural gas local distribution focus of new study
9. NREL to help convert methane to liquid diesel
10. Scientists unravel the mystery of marine methane oxidation
11. Strange diet for methane consuming microorganisms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/17/2015)... Minn. , March 17, 2015 ... technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, ... be in attendance at ARENA,s Outsourcing in Clinical ... NC.  This event provides an excellent forum for ... easy-to-use, flexible and affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS) eClinical technology ...
(Date:3/17/2015)... YORK , March 17, 2015  MecklerMedia ... the largest exhibition for service robots ever held ... RoboUniverse takes place on May 11-13, 2015 at ... and exhibitors for the event include: Acorn Product ... Control; EZ-Robot; Infranor; Kinova Robotics; Littler; NewBotic Corporation; ...
(Date:3/12/2015)... 2015 IriTech, a leading iris based identity ... Texas Instruments Design Network, announced today that the Chief ... IriShield USB MK2120U device during a launching event of ... The iris scanner is manufactured by ... India through its Indian partner, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Connect With MedNet Solutions At Outsourcing In Clinical Trials Southeast 2MecklerMedia's RoboUniverse New York Announces Sponsors and Exhibitors, May 11-13, 2015 2Indian States See IriTech's Scanner Bolstering Efficiency of Authentication for Aadhaar 2Indian States See IriTech's Scanner Bolstering Efficiency of Authentication for Aadhaar 3
... SAN FRANCISCO, FEB. 10, 2011 -- Research presented today ... Medicine (SMFM) -- The Pregnancy Meeting has found that three ... part for the success of progesterone treatments in the prevention ... role in triggering normal labor. The proteins ...
... that we know everything about how the flea jumps, ... store the energy needed to catapult themselves into the ... in the intervening years debate raged about exactly how ... came up with competing hypotheses, but neither had access ...
... groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species ... research. Previously thought to be an evolutionary link between simple ... - the worms, surprising promotion implies that they have not ... the marine worms Xenoturbella and Acoelomorpha ...
Cached Biology News:New research helps explain how progesterone prevents preterm birth 244-year-old mystery of how fleas jump resolved 244-year-old mystery of how fleas jump resolved 3Simple marine worms distantly related to humans 2
(Date:4/17/2015)... TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... and proteomics technologies, announced today that it is ... system, an innovative multiplex PCR based targeted sequencing ... resolution sequence analysis, that enables accurate detection of ... Relay-PCR™ and Omega-Primer™ technologies. The company will collaborate ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... Cambridge Semantics , the ... Semantic Web technology, and Informa , the ... for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial ... ‘Smart Data Lake for Clinical Trial and Competitive ... Bio-IT ‘Best of Show’ Award. , The ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... CINCINNATI , April 16, 2015  Schulman Associates ... and technology, has signed a long-term lease on Laboratory ... Park, North Carolina . The location will house ... located to provide high quality reviews and customer service ... Raleigh represented Schulman in the deal, while ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... The Council for Agricultural Science ... Borlaug CAST Communication Award goes to Dr. Channapatna ... in Alabama. Award nominees must demonstrate an ability ... the use of television, radio, or other social ... a specialist in the field of plant genetics ...
Breaking Biology Technology:LC Sciences Seeks Beta Testers of Targeted Sequencing Method Ahead of Q4 Launch 2LC Sciences Seeks Beta Testers of Targeted Sequencing Method Ahead of Q4 Launch 3Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist for Smart Data Lake Solution for Clinical Trial and Competitive Intelligence 2Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist for Smart Data Lake Solution for Clinical Trial and Competitive Intelligence 3Schulman IRB to Open Office in Research Triangle Park, N.C. 2The 2015 Borlaug CAST Communication Award Goes to Channapatna Prakash 2
... 29, 2009 Very tiny wires, called nanowires, made from ... crucial role as electrical or mechanical switches in the ... will require a deep understanding of how these and ... as their resultant strengths and weaknesses. How mechanical ...
... Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ) today announced that the ... conferences. , Vincent Milano, president and chief executive ... Annual Healthcare Conference at 4:30 P.M. EST on Tuesday, ... at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. , Charles ...
... Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX ) a clinical-stage vaccine company, ... Officer, will be presenting at the Oppenheimer 20th Annual Healthcare ... 3:20 pm local time on November 3, 2009 at ... an overview of the company,s business strategy and research and ...
Cached Biology Technology:LANL Roadrunner simulates nanoscale material failure 2ViroPharma to Present at Three November Healthcare Conferences 2NOVAVAX to Present at Oppenheimer 20th Annual Healthcare Conference 2
MOUSE ANTI SIMIAN VIRUS 5 Immunogen: Simian virus 5...
MOUSE ANTI SIMIAN VIRUS 5:FITC Immunogen: Simian virus 5...
MOUSE ANTI HUMAN MBP (67-74) Immunogen: Human myelin basic protein...
... The DNAclear cDNA Purification Kit is designed ... reactions such as cDNA synthesis and PCR. The ... from 1 ng to 3 g can be ... of three steps: 1) DNA is bound to ...
Biology Products: