Coal Bed Methane (CBM) - Definition, glossary, details

CBM is form of natural gas found along with coal seams underground. As the name suggests, methane is adsorbed to the surface of the coal in a process called adsorption. In recent times it has become a major source of energy in several countries. It is also called as ‘sweet gas’ because of lack of hydrogen sulphide in it. The main difference of the natural gas obtained from the conventional reservoir to that from CBM is that it contains only little amount of heavier hydrocarbons like propane or butane.

Other Terms

Carbon capture and storage Carbon sink Carbon Sequestration
Clean Development Mechanism Climate Change Carbon Credits
Carbon Trading Cap and Trade Carbon Footprint
Carbon Offset CO2 Scrubber Chemical Absorption
Cogeneration Certified Emission Reduction (CER) Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX)
Carbon Cycle Carbon Tax Clathrate Gun Hypothesis
Canadian Sedimentary Basin Carbon dioxide Fertilization Carbon dioxide Equivalent
Carbon Intensity Clean Coal technology Carbon Emission Reduction Target (CERT)
Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Carbon Market
Conference of Parties (COP) Carbon Allowance Carbon Offset
Cap Rock Chloroflurocarbons (CFCs) CO2 migration
Carbon Adsorbent California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) Carbon Financial Instrument (CFI) contract
Carbon leakage Carbon Neutral Climate Feedback
Climate lag Coal Mine Methane Carbon Accounting
Coal Gasification Carbon Price Carbon Calculation

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