The Center for Hydrate Research resides in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines.
It is the largest research center in the world dealing with hydrates
and consists of about 30 students and faculty members at the Colorado
School of Mines.
of the Center is to research, through discovery and innovation, the
science and application of clathrate hydrates and other solids in
complex fluids. This is accomplished by the generation and
dissemination of knowledge through the training and education of
scientists and engineers. The other solids of interest besides
clathrate hydrates include ice, asphaltenes, waxes, clays, and
sediments. The complex fluids include gases, oils, and aqueous fluids.
The center fosters integrative and multidisciplinary research on these
areas to address fundamental science and practical challenges involving
clathrate hydrates and other solids in energy production,
transportation, and storage.
We began our hydrate research in 1975. For almost two decades, we have been funded from many sources, including an industrial consortium of energy companies, the DeepStar Energy Consortium, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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