China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

China has claimed a major energy breakthrough, but its eco credentials are dubious at best. Researchers say they managed to extract gas from flammable ice in the South China Sea. A frozen mix of natural gas and water known as methane hydrates, the 'breakthrough' is expected to revolutionize the future of energy. We're not sure that's a good idea.[...]

China claims breakthrough in mining 'flammable ice'

The vast reserves of methane hydrates under the bottom of the sea could be key to future energy needs.

Fri 19 May 17 from BBC News

China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor

Commercial development of the globe's vast reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as combustible ice has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Phys.org

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor, Fri 19 May 17 from Laboratory Equipment

China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor, Fri 19 May 17 from AP

China, Japan extract combustible ice from seafloor, Fri 19 May 17 from AP

Japan, China have extracted methane hydrate from the seafloor

Gas hydrates difficult to extract but estimated abundance makes mining attractive.

Mon 22 May 17 from Arstechnica

China claims major energy breakthrough with 'flammable ice'

China has claimed a major energy breakthrough, but its eco credentials are dubious at best. Researchers say they managed to extract gas from flammable ice in the South China Sea. A frozen mix ...

Fri 19 May 17 from Inhabitat

‘Global energy revolution’ on anvil

China, Japan extract combustible ice

Fri 19 May 17 from The Hindu

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