Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Looking on the bright side...

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Gas hydrates are methane deposits found in extremely cold environments or deep in the ocean. This article offers a quick introduction. Natural gas is almost pure methane, so methane derived from gas hydrates is an easy substitution for natural gas. According to this month's Discover magazine:That sounds pretty good -- even if consumption rises by a factor of 100 to power the hydrogen economy, it would still last 1,700 years.

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