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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Natural gas hydrates are "ice-like" solid crystalline structures composed of water and natural gas.
It was presented at a conference in Edinburgh in a session titled "The Role of Natural Gas Hydrates in the Evolution of Planetary Bodies and Life", and published in 2004 by the journal Energy Exploration & Production.
Mechanical reactions of natural gas hydrates (NGHs) take place in the air medium with the participation of water in comparison with the processes of the mechanical activation (MA) of natural gas.
Natural gas hydrates are solid substances consist of gas molecules captured in mesh cage system made of water molecules and their formation/stability depend on mixture composition, temperature and pressure.
The invention solves BP's problems with natural gas hydrates freezing and blocking the flow of oil through pipes connected to tankers above the water.
If one only just fantasises any future contributions from the orders-of-magnitude larger resource in the form of natural gas hydrates, it is easy to see how natural gas is almost certainly to evolve into the premier fuel of the world economy," he adds.
To guarantee utility for the brood gas hydrate research community, TRC worked closely with the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) task group for Data on Natural Gas Hydrates, an international data sharing effort, in developing a gas hydrate markup language (GHML).
Natural gas hydrates are in a stable form of ice-bonded sediments containing methanol in two configurations.
The natural gas hydrates had previously been considered a nuisance that clog up pipes and cause accidents in pipelines and petrochemical complexes, but a rethink by scientists has caused them to be seen as a useful form of natural gas.
If we encountered a good accumulation of natural gas hydrates, we could develop it with the existing technology," says Wim J.
Department of Energy and Indian Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas are working to renew an MOU for Cooperation in Gas Hydrates aimed at increasing the understanding of the geologic occurrence and the potential of methane production from natural gas hydrates in India and the United States.
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