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(Channel News Asia)   Scientists discover method to convert natural gas into solid form, a process dubbed the Solidification of Hydrocarbon Aeriforms for Rapid Transportation   (channelnewsasia.com) divider line
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2020-12-04 12:23:39 AM  
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2020-12-04 12:29:34 AM  
The prestigious scientific institution

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2020-12-04 12:29:47 AM  
Nice. +1 summitter.
 
2020-12-04 12:32:46 AM  
The new additive mixture contains L-tryptophan

So natural gas becomes a solid if you feed it a turkey dinner? I merely become a couch potato.
 
2020-12-04 12:35:34 AM  
Wait, I'm not quite getting it.  Guess I need to push myself harder...
 
2020-12-04 12:37:46 AM  
Assuming this is for real, it would be very good for cars, trucks and busses.
 
2020-12-04 12:38:25 AM  
Oh no
 
2020-12-04 12:45:24 AM  
Solid farts in 3....2....1....
 
2020-12-04 12:57:36 AM  

Kilted_Dude: Solid farts in 3....2....1....


That's pretty much what a SHART is isn't it? I mean there's usually some liquid in the mix, but it always contains solid material too.
 
2020-12-04 12:59:19 AM  
I clenched while reading that headline, but gave up and burned my underwear and took a shower after Pucker Factor Eleven failed me.
 
2020-12-04 1:33:52 AM  
Unfortunately natural gas extraction is blasting a crazy amount of methane into the atmosphere which is like 120x more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2.
 
2020-12-04 1:56:31 AM  

make me some tea: Unfortunately natural gas extraction is blasting a crazy amount of methane into the atmosphere which is like 120x more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2.


This is so, but its half-life is a small fraction of CO2. It breaks down much more quickly. What bothers me the most about it is the methods they're using for extracting it. Pumping toxic liquids into the ground under high pressure (fracking) seems like it could potentially have a downside.
 
2020-12-04 2:21:23 AM  
I just farted so I'm getting a kick...
 
2020-12-04 3:10:58 AM  
Big deal. I do the same thing after a bowl of ghost pepper chili.
 
2020-12-04 4:08:10 AM  
I wonder if this has applications in rocketry. I know Musk is working on fueling his new rocket with methane.
 
2020-12-04 4:30:59 AM  

TwowheelinTim: make me some tea: Unfortunately natural gas extraction is blasting a crazy amount of methane into the atmosphere which is like 120x more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2.

This is so, but its half-life is a small fraction of CO2. It breaks down much more quickly. What bothers me the most about it is the methods they're using for extracting it. Pumping toxic liquids into the ground under high pressure (fracking) seems like it could potentially have a downside.


Half life of 7 years. If we stopped emitting now that would be helpful, but as it stands we're not doing that and we'll cook the planet first.

Also melting tundra increases methane emission as the planet warms so that could spark a runaway effect sooner than later.
 
2020-12-04 7:05:00 AM  
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2020-12-04 8:09:20 AM  

Kilted_Dude: Solid farts in 3....2....1....


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2020-12-04 8:26:33 AM  

TwowheelinTim: make me some tea: Unfortunately natural gas extraction is blasting a crazy amount of methane into the atmosphere which is like 120x more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2.

This is so, but its half-life is a small fraction of CO2. It breaks down much more quickly. What bothers me the most about it is the methods they're using for extracting it. Pumping toxic liquids into the ground under high pressure (fracking) seems like it could potentially have a downside.


It breaks down into CO2.
 
2020-12-04 8:58:20 AM  
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2020-12-04 9:00:20 AM  

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I just giggled maniacally
 
2020-12-04 9:33:02 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: TwowheelinTim: make me some tea: Unfortunately natural gas extraction is blasting a crazy amount of methane into the atmosphere which is like 120x more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2.

This is so, but its half-life is a small fraction of CO2. It breaks down much more quickly. What bothers me the most about it is the methods they're using for extracting it. Pumping toxic liquids into the ground under high pressure (fracking) seems like it could potentially have a downside.

It breaks down into CO2.


And hydric acid
 
2020-12-04 9:41:42 AM  
One of the colleges I was interested in back in the 80s had an admissions office with a great sense of humor.  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, in western Indiana.

They highlighted the chemical engineering program as being interested in gas coalification: the conversion of natural gas back into coal.

They also touted the cafeteria's starch bar, with 23 forms of carbohydrates.

/csb
 
2020-12-04 9:42:21 AM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: Assuming this is for real, it would be very good for cars, trucks and busses.


Totally Ice...
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2020-12-04 9:44:15 AM  

OldJames: Tr0mBoNe: TwowheelinTim: make me some tea: Unfortunately natural gas extraction is blasting a crazy amount of methane into the atmosphere which is like 120x more potent of a greenhouse gas than CO2.

This is so, but its half-life is a small fraction of CO2. It breaks down much more quickly. What bothers me the most about it is the methods they're using for extracting it. Pumping toxic liquids into the ground under high pressure (fracking) seems like it could potentially have a downside.

It breaks down into CO2.

And hydric acid


One of the most powerful solvent known to nature.
 
2020-12-04 9:53:49 AM  
Anyone else stunned that Indonesia produces 95% of it's electricity through natural gas?  Like, was there seriously no other option?
 
2020-12-04 10:10:38 AM  
Isn't that just called a diamond?
 
2020-12-04 10:20:04 AM  

MrScruffles: Anyone else stunned that Indonesia produces 95% of it's electricity through natural gas?  Like, was there seriously no other option?



Well we sure weren't giving them nuclear plants in the 60s and 70s, what with Suharto and all.  And there are no rivers big enough to dam productively.
 
2020-12-04 10:31:45 AM  
They didn't say if it could be converted back into a gas.
 
2020-12-04 10:38:23 AM  
Since the typical Farker seems to be quite adept at turning solids into gas (and blaming the dog), this process is the opposite, it could be a reverse-Farker, if you will.
 
2020-12-04 10:39:44 AM  
I guess I'd like to see a picture of what the solid form looks like.
 
2020-12-04 10:49:41 AM  

KarmicDisaster: I guess I'd like to see a picture of what the solid form looks like.


fetish says what
 
2020-12-04 11:01:15 AM  
that's good and all, but no mention if they can convert it back to a gas that would be useable
 
2020-12-04 11:43:56 AM  
Here I sit broken hearted, tried to shiat but only farted. Then one day I took a chance, tried to fart and shiat my pants.
 
2020-12-04 12:58:35 PM  

petec: that's good and all, but no mention if they can convert it back to a gas that would be useable


They're re-creating a natural process of making methane hydrates. In nature these form at the bottom of the ocean under high-pressure and cold temperatures over millions of years. (They're a scary possible armageddon scenario if they all melt at once).

It sounds like they're adding a catalyst to speed up the process, so the real question is whether it's reusable. It might not be used up in the reaction, but if it gets burned up in the conversion back then it's just another cost input.
 
2020-12-04 3:53:32 PM  

KarmicDisaster: I guess I'd like to see a picture of what the solid form looks like.


The natural variety looks like this (flames are optional):
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2020-12-05 1:08:03 AM  
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