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The Japanese get the methane out of the snow

March 14 2006

Snow - it's virtually free energy source, the conclusion made by Japanese scientists. In the city of Muroran in northern Japan, it has already begun to gather in special storage facilities.

Scientist Masayoshi Kobiyama said that snow can be burned as an industrial city, he is 70% of methane, which is absorbed from the atmosphere. That snow absorbs harmful gases and dust, and in the spring when snow melts harmful components back into the atmosphere.

Up to 100 liters of methane can be obtained from the tons of snow, which was collected near the highway. The gas is used as fuel, and cleaned the snow used in air conditioning systems. Reports

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