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viddaloo

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Commercial Hydrate Drilling
« on: November 06, 2014, 09:16:05 PM »
This just in:

Japan, U.S. to launch joint research on methane hydrate

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Japan and the United States agreed Thursday to launch joint research into the development of methane hydrate, an energy source also known as burning ice.

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding in Tokyo with the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Energy Department.

In a five-year program in northern Alaska starting in 2015, they will conduct joint research into mining technology that may lead to commercial production of the next-generation energy source.
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Re: Commercial Hydrate Drilling
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 11:29:37 PM »
On another thread, don't know why Anne called me a conspiracy theorist for bringing up methane clathrate fossil fuel extraction. Its been worked on for a while now by our stupid governments.

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Re: Commercial Hydrate Drilling
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 07:08:41 AM »
Schätzing's 2004 cli–fi novel The Swarm is about commercial methane extraction, so not exactly a novelty :)

So Schätzing:

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Auf den Vorhalt, er schreibe seine Bücher so, dass sie leicht verfilmt werden könnten, antwortete Frank Schätzing: „Die Leute glauben, ich schriebe die Bücher so, dass sie verfilmt werden können. Es ist umgekehrt. Ich schreibe meine inneren Filme auf.“
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Re: Commercial Hydrate Drilling
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 07:49:19 AM »
Very next day, the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) server is down for several hours.

Sounds like a conspiracy :)
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