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Microbial production of natural gas from coal and organic-rich shale

Explains how natural gas can be formed by microorganisms from geological materials, and how we plan to assess the potential value of this process for improving energy resources.

by Orem, William
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012-3109
This publication is available only as a PDF document.
Related topics:
Biodegradation, Coalbed methane resources, Economic geology, Geochemistry, Microbiology, Natural gas resources, Mineral deposit areas

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