A burning chunk of methane hydrate, or ‘flammable ice.’ China has successfully tested a production system to extract the methane gas and convert it to natural gas on a rig at sea. Photo: Alamy

China taps into cool future for global energy

Country announces the successful extraction of gas from ‘flammable ice’ that could pave way for production of abundant new natural resource

Topic |   China science

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A burning chunk of methane hydrate, or ‘flammable ice.’ China has successfully tested a production system to extract the methane gas and convert it to natural gas on a rig at sea. Photo: Alamy
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