Solar and wind energy are two very important sources of energy that could save us when conventional fossil fuels are finished. In comparison with fossil fuels both of these sources are dependent on the climatic conditions of the place they are used in. This is the reason why researchers, designers and scientists are trying to find and develop cleaner materials that can also be used to generate electricity.
U.S. scientists have found, by digging deep underground, a source that can be used to generate energy. This source of energy is known as “ice that burns” or gas hydrates. There is enough material underground to heat 100 million homes for a decade. With this amazing source of energy (the gas hydrates) researchers could develop systems that can provide green and cheap energy for all.
This “burning ice” leaves a comparatively smaller carbon footprint, being much cleaner than fossil fuels. The gas hydrates are formed when methane gas from decomposing organic material reacts with water at a high pressure and low temperature.