Surprise for Humans: "The worldwide amounts of carbon bound in gas hydrates is conservatively estimated to total
twice the amount of carbon to be found in all known fossil fuels on Earth."
Under the muck at the bottom of the ocean are microbes that are digesting the waste products falling down
from the fish above much like a sewage treatment plant uses microbes to digest human waste. These
microbes are producing a huge amount of methane gas which becomes methane hydrate under that kind of
pressure and temperature. It has been shown that carbon dioxide gas can exist in liquid form under the
high pressure of the deep ocean. Machines could be deployed to the deep ocean and the methane hydrate
could be replaced by the carbon dioxide. We simply use the methane hydrate and replace it with the
carbon dioxide waste product of that burning. Picture six or eight legged robots walking the ocean floor
gathering CH4-H2O and replacing it with CO2-liquid. They then bring the CH4-H2O to gathering stations
where it is piped back to shore.
Dr. William Dillon,
U.S. Geological Survey
"Researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute are studying the possibility of storing excess carbon
dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels in the cold, high-pressure environment of the deep sea."
Surprises for People
Methane Hydrates Largest Fuel Source