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Title: Methanogenic Conversion of CO2 Into CH4

Abstract

This SBIR project evaluated the potential to remediate geologic CO2 sequestration sites into useful methane gas fields by application of methanogenic bacteria. Such methanogens are present in a wide variety of natural environments, converting CO2 into CH4 under natural conditions. We conclude that the process is generally feasible to apply within many of the proposed CO2 storage reservoir settings. However, extensive further basic R&D still is needed to define the precise species, environments, nutrient growth accelerants, and economics of the methanogenic process. Consequently, the study team does not recommend Phase III commercial application of the technology at this early phase.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Advanced Resources International, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1041046
Report Number(s):
DOE-ER83596- Final Report
TRN: US201218%%179
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-03ER83596
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; ECONOMICS; METHANE; METHANOGENIC BACTERIA; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; NUTRIENTS; STORAGE; methanogen; CO2 sequestration

Citation Formats

Stevens, S.H., Ferry, J.G., Schoell, M. Methanogenic Conversion of CO2 Into CH4. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1041046.
Stevens, S.H., Ferry, J.G., Schoell, M. Methanogenic Conversion of CO2 Into CH4. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1041046
Stevens, S.H., Ferry, J.G., Schoell, M. 2012. "Methanogenic Conversion of CO2 Into CH4". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/1041046. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1041046.
@article{osti_1041046,
title = {Methanogenic Conversion of CO2 Into CH4},
author = {Stevens, S.H., Ferry, J.G., Schoell, M.},
abstractNote = {This SBIR project evaluated the potential to remediate geologic CO2 sequestration sites into useful methane gas fields by application of methanogenic bacteria. Such methanogens are present in a wide variety of natural environments, converting CO2 into CH4 under natural conditions. We conclude that the process is generally feasible to apply within many of the proposed CO2 storage reservoir settings. However, extensive further basic R&D still is needed to define the precise species, environments, nutrient growth accelerants, and economics of the methanogenic process. Consequently, the study team does not recommend Phase III commercial application of the technology at this early phase.},
doi = {10.2172/1041046},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1041046}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {5}
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