Stimulation of methane generation from nonproductive coal by addition of nutrients or a microbial consortium.


Biogenic formation of methane from coal is of great interest as an underexploited source of clean energy. The goal of some coal bed producers is to extend coal bed methane productivity and to utilize hydrocarbon wastes such as coal slurry to generate new methane. However, the process and factors controlling the process, and thus ways to stimulate it, are… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00728-10


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