By Martin Gøttske
It’s still 15 years from commercial use but Chinese authorities expect an energy revolution with the successful mining of so-called combustible ice.
Chinese researchers have explored some 210,000 cubic meters of combustible ice trapped in frozen crystals in the South China Sea in the last four weeks. Reserves of gas hydrate, as combustible ice is known, in the South China Sea are estimated at 80 billion metric tons of oil equivalent.
Successful mining of combustible ice could boost China’s energy security and lift the country’s clean energy production technologies to a new level.
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