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CCM in serpentinite

Clumps of Organic Carbon Found Within Serpentinites

A new analysis of ancient rocks that once lay on the floor of the Tethys Sea finds clusters of organic compounds associated with minerals from serpentinites. Thermodynamic calculations had predicted that these compounds exist, but this is the first study to find and identify them.

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Researchers Delineate Factors Controlling Formation of Subsurface Methane 8 March 2017 Feature

Riikka Kietäväinen, a member of DCO’s Deep Energy and Deep Life Communities, along with Lasse…

Diamond with garnet inclusion
Water and Rock React to Form Diamonds and Hydrocarbons 24 November 2015 Feature

By Craig M. Schiffries, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington November 2015…

DCO Researchers Receive Funding from the European Union 19 March 2015 Feature

DCO scientists Alberto Striolo and Adrian Jones of University College London (UCL), UK, have…

New Book on Earth's Hydrocarbon Degassing 13 February 2015 Feature

A new book by DCO’s Giuseppe Etiope (INGV, Italy) offers a modern, comprehensive, and holistic view…

Elements Magazine Focus on Unconventional Hydrocarbons 24 September 2014 Feature

The August 2014 edition of Elements Magazine focuses on the global impact of unconventional…

Common Mineral Capable of Making and Breaking Bonds 25 August 2014 Feature

Reactions among minerals and organic compounds in hydrothermal environments are critical components…

Methane Reactivity in Deep Earth, Neptune, and Uranus 16 September 2013 Feature

Under the high temperature and pressure conditions of Earth’s mantle, molecules don’t behave as…

Kazan Workshop on Abiotic Hydrocarbons, April 2013 29 April 2013 Feature

The Kazan Workshop on Abiotic Hydrocarbons—co-sponsored by the President of the Republic of…

Liquid Propane Diffusing in Model Kerogen 25 February 2013 Feature

Kerogen is an organic compound present in many shale formations. Its composition depends on the…

New Approaches to Experimental Studies of Hydrocarbon-Water Reactions 15 February 2013 Feature

Reactions between water and hydrocarbons have a major impact on the distribution of hydrocarbon in…

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