Gas hydrate is an ice like solid that results from the trapping of methane molecules, the main component of natural gas, within a lattice like cage of water molecules. Also known as fire ice or ice that burns, it releases methane gas when it melts.
Category: Alternative Energy
Waste incineration has been around for a long time. From the time that humans first discovered fire, people have tended to burn what was not needed. During the 20th century, people began to understand that they could in effect kill two birds with one stone. People could rely on waste incineration as a means of disposing of refuse they did not need, rather than creating larger landfills, and they could also use the process of incineration itself to create energy.
As the need for alternative forms of energy increases, the need for cost effective alternatives increases as well and cost is one of the biggest concerns that most nations have with alternative energy resources. The majority of alternatives have relatively high start-up and maintenance costs, which can make them unsuitable as a cost effective energy source.
The very idea of using nuclear power as an alternative source of energy is frightening for many folks. Along with its troubled past as well as current issues, it is unlikely that nuclear power could be used to power any country. Nuclear power has numerous problems, but the most obvious and the most noted, are the issues with the safety and cleanliness of the power source.