Where does methane naturally comes from?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I know of two natural sorces: one is mesophilic organisms that live inside the digestive tracts of larger animals. They thrive with warmth and lack of light and are responsible for much of the natural decomposition of any organic substance. Another source is what I would call primordial methane, which was part of the galactic soup the solar system was formed from. Methane is routinely detected on other planets and in star forming regions of galaxies.
- tillbaka i tidenLv 41 decade ago
The main source of methane is from the numerous landfills around the world. Without oxygen to assist the trash in its natural decomposition, the matter breaks up and gives off methane.
- AmyLv 41 decade ago
We have methane in different forms, I'm not sure of the chemical names, that can release methane as they break down. Methane is also released during the decomposition process-whether in a stomach or a pile of garbage.
- FieyrLv 41 decade ago
It's made underground in regular earth processes. There are methane vents in the ocean infact that, if a whole bunch of menthane is released at once, it drastically decreases the buoyancy of the water and can cause boats to sink aka bermuda triangle.
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- 1 decade ago
Mainly from animals and human excrement. Methane will naturally form in places where carbon and hydrogen exists. This might be around stars or in interstellar
space or even in dark clouds.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Oh my god. Cows make methane. We chop up cows and put them in ovens, then make clothes, furniture and car seats from their skin. This is all starting to sound eerily familiar.
- 3DMLv 51 decade ago
Decomposition of organic material
Metabolism of cellulose by microorganisms - the majority living in the digestive tracts of termites, then ungulates (grazing mammals, primarily cattle.)
- cameron greeneLv 51 decade ago
and everyones elses
and composting trash and organic items at the land fills
- Sunday PLv 51 decade ago