Japan Hopes ‘Fire Ice’ Will End Energy Dependance

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Fire Ice – End of World Energy Dependence?

Researchers in Japan are hoping that they have unlocked the key to harnessing a new source of carbon energy – nicknamed ‘Fire Ice’.

Speaking just 24 hours after the two year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster that crippled the Japanese energy economy, the Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corp Jogmec announced they have successfully extracted methane hydrate – sometimes called ‘fire ice’ – from under the sea bed for the first time.

Japan Hopes ‘Fire Ice’ Will End Energy Dependance

A zone has been found around Japan that contains an amount of this resource equivalent to a large oilfield,” Yoshihiro Masuda, the University of Tokyo professor who leads the Jogmec project, which has been running for over a decade.

via Japan Hopes ‘Fire Ice’ Will End Energy Dependance | Catalyst Commercial Services – The Market Leading Business Energy Broker.

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