methane clathrate

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methane clathrate

A potential source of clean fuel formed when methane produced by bacteria on the ocean floor dissolve and crystallise. While methane clathrate deposits are thought to represent 2–10 times the volume of natural gas, extraction with current technologies is not seen as commercially viable.
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Known as fire ice, it is locked away in the form of ice crystals under the Atlantic where the floor changes from shallow waters to deep sea.
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The gas - known as fire ice - is locked away in the form of ice crystals under the Atlantic where the floor changes from shallow waters to deep sea.
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