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China’s top ten achievements made in the first half of 2017 (5)

(People's Daily Online)    16:57, June 30, 2017

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Exploitation of “combustible ice”

In May, China announced that it had collected samples of combustible ice in the South China Sea after nearly two decades of research and exploration, a major breakthrough that could lead to a global energy revolution.

The Ministry of Land and Resources said China is estimated to have 80 billion tonnes of oil equivalent combustible ice. In the South China Sea, Chinese researchers have explored some 210,000 cubic meters of combustible ice and the tests are proceeding smoothly.

 


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