Catalytic Cycle Schematic (IMAGE) DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory Caption Catalytic cycle for selectively converting methane to methanol by exposing the methane to oxygen and water. Credit Brookhaven National Laboratory Usage Restrictions OK for use with stories about this research. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.