methane hydrate


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methane hydrate

[′mēth‚ān ′hī‚drāt]
(chemistry)
Methane gas trapped or dissolved in ice formed in deep-sea sediments.
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The test is the first since Japan achieved the world's first extraction of gas in 2013 from offshore deposits of methane hydrate, a frozen gas known as "flammable ice".
Methane hydrates have recently become the focus of efforts by India, Japan and Korea to develop as a source of future energy.
Methane hydrate is the gas trapped under pressure in ice and large pockets of it are located under Alaska's North Slope.
Estimates suggest that there is about the same amount of carbon in methane hydrates as there is in every other organic carbon store on the planet.
After this technological breakthrough, Japan had announced it had extracted natural gas at a depth of 1,000 meters from methane hydrates.
While a cataclysmic event among the methane hydrate mounds could unfold sometime in the future, violent eruptions are the norm at Endeavour Ridge, the site of another NEPTUNE research node.
The Japanese government started its first full-fledged investigation Saturday to assess the size of reserves of a next-generation energy source called methane hydrate in the Sea of Japan.
7 percent, to 8,130 yen after the Japanese government started the first full-fledged resource survey of methane hydrate in the Sea of Japan on Saturday.
The team will experiment on a range of sediment types, such as sand and mud, to map out the acoustic and electrical properties of differing amounts of free methane gas and frozen solid methane hydrate.
com)-- Tundra Gas Inc has begun exploratory talks to participate in the world's first commercial offshore methane hydrate mining (some energy firms refer to methane hydrate extraction as “mining” because the substance is a solid deposit underground) venture.
The Japanese have succeeded in extracting gas from methane hydrate deposits.
Summary: Tokyo: Japan said Tuesday it had successfully extracted methane hydrate, known as "fire ice", from .