[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0986791]
Researchers Prof V Rudolph; Dr AP Radlinski; Dr P Massarotto; Dr MM Abdel-jawad
Brief description Amongst the cheapest and safest options for clean energy are to use natural gas from coal seams for electricity and fuel production and then permanently store carbon dioxide within the depleted seams. This requires information about the underground behaviour of coal at a level of detail which is not available. In particular, the directional and dynamic response of coal to changes in pressure, stress and gas interactions is required, which is the subject of this project. Coal bed methane is rapidly growing into a multi-billion dollar industry for Australia. The geosequestration of carbon dioxide in deep coal is widely recognised presenting a secure and economical opportunity for greenhouse gas control.
Funding Amount $490,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects