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On this week’s episode of “Bitcoin Bottom Line,” hosts CJ Wilson and Josh Olszewicz are joined by special guest Daniel Batten to discuss bitcoin mining using organic materials. Batten is a methane expert and explains the benefits of bioavailable energy. “If you take your energy source, like natural gas that would otherwise sit in the ground, it’s carbon positive when you take it out of the pipeline. That will contribute to carbon emissions and that’s absolutely the type of extraction of bitcoins that we want to do.

Batten goes on to explain that there is another form of methane that does not come from the ground and is freely emitted into the atmosphere. “It comes from farms or anywhere you have anaerobic decaying organic matter, which is stuff that rots without air. Global warming relates to several different emissions that all have their own global warming potential. If we compare methane to carbon dioxide, methane heats up more and decomposes faster than carbon dioxide and then turns into it.

The United Nations Environment Program has declared that methane is the most powerful lever to reduce climate change over the next twenty-five years. “That’s because it’s rising at a parabolic rate and it’s heating up 84 times faster than carbon dioxide. If you can find a way to use it as a fuel source, you take it out of the atmosphere. .

Wilson, Olszewicz and Batten discuss the benefits to our environment of using these emissions and potential ways to do so. They conclude the episode by explaining that this is not a one-size-fits-all problem and that many preventative measures will need to be put in place to affect climate change. Batten says, “There is enough landfill gas in the world to power the Bitcoin network many times over. Bitcoin does not produce enough energy to solve this problem on its own.

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