Definition of 'methane'
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This results in less methane being produced. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The truck runs on methane gas produced from rotting landfill. The Sun (2008)But what sort of human activities produce methane? Fire and Ice - the Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Depletion, and Nuclear Winter (1990)An elephant gut produces enough methane in a day to fill a weather balloon. Times, Sunday Times (2009)What caused it was the runaway release of methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from geological reservoirs. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)If this methane is produced by a biological source, there are a range of possible habitats for the microbes. The Sun (2009)The discovery is alarming as both carbon dioxide and methane are greenhouse gases, with methane being far more potent. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The other half mostly came out of the back ends of cattle in the form of wind and muck, which produces methane and nitrous oxide. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Studies of the Red Planet are said to have detected methane gas. The Sun (2009)Coal seam gas, or coal bed methane, has for centuries been an explosive hazard for miners. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This means the bacteria cannot digest the waste completely so, instead of just producing carbon dioxide they produce methane, the main constituent of natural gas. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'methane'
British English: methane NOUN
Methane is a colourless gas that has no smell. Natural gas consists mostly of methane.
Definition of methane from the Collins English Dictionary
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