Japan is trying to unlock the world’s biggest supply of carbon-based fuel

What source could this be?

“The country is trying to tap into undersea deposits of methane hydrates — also known as “fire ice” — in hopes of converting the trapped methane into usable natural gas.”

Read more at the Washington Post.

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  1. Methane is CH4. When it burns completely, it produces H20 and CO2; more often it produces H20, CO2 and CO but we know enough to deal with the CO. So this is as much a hydrogen-based fuel as a carbon-based fuel. It should burn cleaner than anything else we know how to burn — free of soot, particulates, trace metals or ash. If the “fire ice” is a viable source — profitable on its own — then this is very good news.

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