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GAS HYDRATES & ENERGY MATERIALS

This area of research involves the study of gas hydrates as self-assembled lattices of water and various hydrophobic species. As they are found in nature in large quantities their potential as a source of clean energy, heir potential impact on global climate change and as geohazards are under study. This includes the development of a protocol for the laboratory analysis of natural hydrates recovered from a number of locations around the globe, including the determination of their structure, composition, distribution of guest molecules over the hydrate cages.

As well, the understanding of fundamental processes such as hydrate formation, nucleation and decomposition are of paramount importance. The work will contribute not only to a fundamental understanding of self-assembly, hydrophobic interactions, crystal morphology and hydrate nucleation and growth control, but also to establishing an inventory of global gas hydrate reserves and the development of methods for harvesting and transporting natural gas. Collaborations at the national and international levels have brought scientists from abroad for to NRC for training in hydrate science.

NRC recently celebrated 50 years of research excellence in Gas Hydrates. A PDF Version of the booklet outling some of the research and highlights over the years can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

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