DOE awards Mines grant for hydrate research, Denver Business Journal reports

The Denver Business Journal posted this story about a $225,000 grant Colorado School of Mines received from the Department of Energy to research advanced methane hydrates. Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside, and are found both onshore and offshore – including under the Arctic permafrost and in ocean sediments along nearly every continental shelf in the world.

Colorado School of Mines will conduct a series of laboratory experiments to determine how methane hydrate can be detected using seismic methods with the goal of increasing the reliability and accuracy of seismic readings in methane hydrates.