Natural Gas -Hydrate –present and future-
|Leader||Professor Toshihisa Ueda, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University|
|Researcher||Associate Professor Ryo Ohmura, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University|
|Term||April 2016 － March 2017|
Now, around 80% of energy is supplied by fuels, such as oil, coal and natural gas. This trend will continue at least 50 years although other energy supply, such as wind, solar, nuclear, so on due to most of . Energy forecasts, such as IEA outlook 2015. The natural gas is especially important because C/H ratio is low, which indicates that the impact to global warming is less. The natural gas hydrate is one of important candidate to supply natural gas as similar to the shale gas which is developed and supplied in USA. The natural gas hydrate spreads the pacific ocean including USA and Japan.