A research on a new replaceable energy source known as combustible ice was conducted by Chinese scientists in Guangzhou November 13.
Scientists have decided the Southern Continental Slope of the South China Sea as the best place to drill the new energy. Exploitation work will begin next year.
Combustible ice is the hydrate gas. It is a natural compound from the interactions between natural gas and water found in recent 20 years. It has the potential to replace oil, coal or carbon.
The total volume of organic carbon reserve in combustible ice is 2 times that in known coal, oil and natural gas reserves.
According to plan, China will select the best area near the South China Sea next year to drill combustible ice based on a comprehensive evaluation.
By People's Daily Online