Methane to Methanol

A new method to turn greenhouse gas methane into methanol...
11 May 2017
Presented by Tom Crawford
Production by Tom Crawford.


Methane is 20 times worse than C02 as a greenhouse gas, so when it’s created as a byproduct in oil rigs it’s burned. This is better than releasing the methane into the atmosphere but it’s not an ideal solution as it creates more C02. Jeroen Van Bokhoven and his team at ETH Zurich have found a new way to convert the methane into something cleaner, and a bit more useful: methanol. Tom Crawford heard how...



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