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Methane Hydrates, A New Energy Bonanza?: Methane, Dream or Nightmare? Series

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This title is a part of the series Methane, Dream or Nightmare?

Catalogue Number:  A266-S01-02
Producer:  ARTE France, Camera Lucida Productions, Ideacom International
Producers:  Camera Lucida Productions, Ideacom International, Arte France
Producing Agencies:  ARTE France, Camera Lucida Productions, Ideacom International
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Global Studies, Science, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  France
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  44:27

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The methane contained in the ocean floor in the form of methane hydrate also represents a tremendous energy windfall. What are the technical and scientific challenges facing the rational exploitation of underwater methane hydrate?

Methane hydrate deposits have been estimated at nearly twice the quantity of carbon trapped in the planet’s hydrocarbon deposits of petrol, natural gas and carbon, put together. Japan has put all its technological might into researching it and has brought together international scientific teams to bring methane hydrate exploitation into line with environmental requirements. Will they manage to avoid the traps that could cause the hydrates to disappear, like huge underwater landslides? 

Also available in French: Les hydrates de méthane, un nouveau bingo énergétique?

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