Are gas hydrates a source of environmentally friendly energy?

Gas hydrate is also known as the ice that burns. And everything that burns releases energy. A lot of energy is stored in hydrates: a cubic meter of methane hydrate, for example, compresses as much as 168 m3 of natural ...

Ocean currents impact methane consumption

Large amounts of methane - whether as free gas or as solid gas hydrates - can be found in the sea floor along the ocean shores. When the hydrates dissolve or when the gas finds pathways in the sea floor to ascend, the methane ...

$58 million effort to study potential new energy source

A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world's energy ...

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for research proposals that could advance what's known about methane hydrates, a potential new source of fossil fuel.

Methane hydrates and global warming

Methane hydrates are fragile. At the sea floor the ice-like solid fuel composed of water and methane is only stable at high pressure and low temperature. In some areas, for instance in the North Atlantic off the coast of ...

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