Researchers use solar power to boost energy from natural gas

04/11/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington are working on a mechanical and chemical engineering process to extract more energy from natural gas by using a solar-based system. The system uses heat captured from the sun to process natural gas and make it burn better. The resulting substance, synthesis gas, is used to produce chemicals.

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