News — Methane (CH4)

Methane Sensor Used in Science Fair Project

Which animal waste has the potential to produce the most methane? That was the question posed by Sean Weiss in his “Waste to Watts” science fair project that won the Orange County Science Fair for Alternative Energy. Sean, who currently attends middle school in California, said the idea for the project first occurred to him while he was cleaning up after the family dog. “Before starting this experiment, on one of our family trips I learned that some cow farms in the northern part of the Central California basin were using some of the methane from the waste to power...

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