Methane Power Could Come from Lakes and Reservoirs


The gas is making climate change worse. Can we harness it instead?

Read the story in Scientific American.

In 2005, storms mixed the layers of Switzerland’s Lake Lugano for the first time in 40 years, releasing nearly 3,000 metric tons of methane. Some scientists say we could harvest this gas for renewable energy. (Credit: Samuel Ferrara via Wikimedia Commons)