Energy Resource Potential Of Methane Hydrate
Credit: 3 PDH
Course Fee: $36.00
Natural gas which is predominantly methane (CH4) is recognized as clean burning and an important bridge fuel to a future where renewable energy sources are more common. Methane hydrate-molecules of natural gas trapped in an ice-like cage of water molecules represents a potentially vast methane resource for both the United States and the world. Recent discoveries of methane hydrate in arctic and deep water marine environments have highlighted the need for a better understanding of this substance as a natural storehouse of carbon and a potential energy resource.
This course aims to provide a simple but comprehensive explanation of what methane hydrate is, where it is found, it's potential as a fuel source, and the current state of methane hydrate research activities. Methane hydrate science has advanced steadily over the past decade, and commercial-scale production of natural gas from methane hydrate deposits is growing more viable at each step.
- The Growing Need for Natural Gas
- Methane Hydrate Potential as a Fuel Source
- Methane Hydrate Resource Pyramid
- Ice that Burns
- What is Methane Hydrate?
- Where is Methane Hydrate Found?
- Methane Hydrate and Global Climate
- Producing Methane from Hydrate
- Studying Methane Hydrate
- Early Studies of Methane Hydrate
- An Era of Hydrate R&D is Born
- Recent Field Studies
- Major U S Field Projects
- Experimental and Modeling Studies
- Research Fellowships
- A Robust and Balanced Program
US Department of Energy
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