Maria Mastalerz
Geological Research at the IGS

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.

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