Methane Hydrate Gas Storage Systems For Automobiles

Swapnil Tanaji Khot, Sanjay dnyanu Yadav


Methane is the best fuel in the carbon family and is source of renewable energy having large potential. Although the methane exist in the form of methane hydrates, it is also possible to easily produce in the form of biogas.This study is an attempt to develop the methane storage system for automobiles to reduce cost of fuel. The direct use of methane hydrate in automobiles is proposed. Solar energy is proposed for the dissociation of methane hydrate for fuel economy. Economical analysis of the proposed system is done by comparing use of solar energy, microwave and burning of methane for hydrate dissociation. The existing fuel supply chain is modified for the cost reduction of methane. It is proposed that cost of natural gas can be reduced by modifying the natural gas supply chain. The need of regasification of natural gas hydrates at the dock is eliminated with the proposed modifications in the supply chain.


Natural gas hydrates, compressed natural gas, Liquefied natural gas, Regasification, Dissociation, self preservation effect.

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