Definitions for "Coalbed Methane"
A natural gas or methane that occurs in coal beds and has been created during the conversion of plant material to coal.
Methane released from coalbeds in the same way that natural gas is produced from other strata. Normally considered a safety hazard, the capture and utilization of otherwise vented methane can constitute an effective carbon offset.
Natural gas formed as a byproduct of the coal formation process, which is trapped in coal seams and produced by non-traditional means.