HNEI researchers are investigating the thermochemistry and kinetics of hydrate formation and dissociation to provide information needed to address engineering challenges associated with methane recovery from
hydrates, flow assurance in pipelines, and hydrate energy storage and transport. Microbiological and modeling studies also are conducted to understand the microbial processes that produce and consume methane in the deep ocean environment and the movement of methane and other hydrocarbons in the oceanic water column.

Point Person: Stephen Masutani

 

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