methanation

noun
metha·​na·​tion | \ ˌme-thə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce methanation (audio) \

Definition of methanation

: the production of methane especially from carbon monoxide and hydrogen

Examples of methanation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then hydrogen is combined with CO2 in a methanation reactor to produce pure methane gas. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "This machine takes office-air CO₂ and turns it into fuel," 13 Oct. 2020 In Germany, a similar project aims to burn methane derived from hydrogen gas, although that project requires the extra step of methanation. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Power systems company to build world’s first 1 GW energy storage project in Utah," 31 May 2019

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First Known Use of methanation

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Methanation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methanation. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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