Methane Production

Methane Production

Methane is produced in environments with little or no oxygen by bacteria that feast on decomposing organic matter, such as grasses and wood. Almost half of the world's methane comes from natural sources such as wetlands, rivers and streams, gas hydrates on the ocean floor, and permafrost.

Where is it found

Swamps, landfills, glacial or other deposits, and even shallow bedrock are some settings where microbial methane can form.
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