MIT Reports on the Future of Natural Gas

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In brief: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that natural gas will play a major role in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades.

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Natural gas' biggest role, says MIT, will be in replacing coal at electric generation plants as inefficient, older coal-based plants begin to go offline and be replaced by much more efficient and lower-emissions methane (natural gas).

In vehicles, MIT says, the role of natural gas will be smaller with fewer CNG or LPG vehicles taking to the streets. This is due to the relatively high cost of converting vehicles to methane-based fuels whereas a liquid fuel very similar to gasoline that can be made from natural gas, methanol, may become a fuel of choice.

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The report is interesting and well-documented. To read, click the link below.

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