Evaluation of the Illinois Basin coals for underground coal gasification (UCG)

Status Start Date End Date Locations
completed Sep 1, 2011 Dec 31, 2016 All Counties
Director: Maria Mastalerz
Other Researchers: Agnieszka Drobniak, John Rupp
Issue: A lot of data acquired in previous years and being confidential are now available for summarizing and publishing.
Objective: We plan to synthesize all the information related to UCG and prepare a publication that would provide a comprehensive evaluation of coals for UCG basin wide
Approach: Coal geometry, coal properties as well as surrounding sediments will be evaluated from UCG point of view
Products: IGS publication planned
Benefits: Our published research on UCG in Indiana is being commonly cited in the literature worldwide. This compilation of previous and new data and the resultant publication will serve as a major source of UCG-relate information.