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Energies 2017, 10(6), 747; doi:10.3390/en10060747

Review of Fundamental Properties of Gas Hydrates: Breakout Sessions of the International Workshop on Methane Hydrate Research and Development

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Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8628, Hokkaido, Japan
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Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen, 5020 Bergen, Norway
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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
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Methane Hydrate Project Unit, Research Institute of Energy Frontier, Department of Energy and Environment, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technologies (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8569, Ibaraki, Japan
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Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
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Academic Editor: Enrico Sciubba
Received: 29 March 2017 / Revised: 29 March 2017 / Accepted: 18 April 2017 / Published: 25 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Methane Hydrate Research and Development)
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The International Workshop on Methane Hydrate (MH) Research and Development (the Fiery Ice Workshop) began in 2001 with the goal of promoting laboratory and field research collaborations and providing a forum to share new knowledge on MH pertaining to coastal stability, climate change, and energy. Ten workshops have been held over the past 15 years in different countries. Each workshop has included presentations on national programs and policy areas, and new research, along with breakout sessions that focused on current key topics. Two or three concurrent breakout sessions were conducted twice during each workshop. In this paper, we review the breakout sessions on hydrate fundamental properties with the goal of identifying the major accomplishments and changes in hydrate science and engineering related to determining fundamental MH properties over the past 15 years. View Full-Text
Keywords: fundamental property; laboratory study; modelling; industrial application fundamental property; laboratory study; modelling; industrial application
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Uchida, T.; Kvamme, B.; Coffin, R.B.; Tenma, N.; Oyama, A.; Masutani, S.M. Review of Fundamental Properties of Gas Hydrates: Breakout Sessions of the International Workshop on Methane Hydrate Research and Development. Energies 2017, 10, 747.

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