Microbes Eat Coal, Poop Natural Gas
Although strictly speaking this post is not about the Marcellus or Utica Shale, and it may seem a bit offbeat, it does have relevance. We include it to illustrate American ingenuity and creativity, and as a lesson that the energy industry is always on the lookout to better their technology and reduce the impact to the environment.
Who knew that microorganisms liked to eat coal?! And who knew we would figure out how to use that discovery to create more natural gas? Here’s the poop scoop from MIT: