Producing Methane from Hydrogen

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Puting aside politics and energy considerations, what is the chemistry of producing Methane from Hydrogen? What catalyst or special equipment would be needed? Thanks
 

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Are you sure you wanna produce methane from hydrogen, and not the opposite?!
 
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Check making gasoline from coal (gasification), while that's not exactly the same, similar methods apply.
 
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One could take hydrogen and CO2 and react it in the following manner (search "water gas shift"):

CO + H2O <---> CO2 + H2

and combine it in the following sequence (search "Fischer-Tropsch"):

(2n+1)H2 + nCO → CnH(2n+2) + nH2O
 

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