Methane hydrate research focus


  • Randy Showstack


Reauthorization of the US. federal Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-193, Section 3b) should emphasize that the overriding focus of the Department of Energy's methane hydrate research and development program “should be on the potential importance of hydrate as a future energy resource for the nation and the world.”

This, according to a 16 September report, “Charting the Future of Methane Hydrate Research in the United States,” issued by a committee of the US. National Research Council.