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UNSW Australia to lend expertise in ONGC wells

Gasoil News - Published on Wed, 24 Aug 2016

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PTI reported that the University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia), which claims a research breakthrough in increasing gas yields from coal seams manifold, will partner TERI to develop industrial application of the phenomenon in coal seams gas wells operated by state-run ONGC.

UNSW Australia in a statement said that "A novel Australian research breakthrough that promises to dramatically increase gas yields from coal seams and biogas plants will be trialled for industrial application for the first time in partnership with ONGC."

According to the statement, in its recent funding round, the Australia India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) announced a new grant of Australian Dollar one million to support the project.

It said that simply by adding a common synthetic dye, microbiologists at UNSW Australia have demonstrated a tenfold increase in the volume of methane generated by microbes in coal seams, and even larger gains in biogas derived from agricultural and food waste.

UNSW's researchers have already replicated the extraordinary gains in gas volumes outside the laboratory, in tests in coal seams west of Sydney.

However, Indian trials will enable a battery of industrial scale tests factoring in critical variables such as coal seam pressure and temperature, as well as enabling the development of new technologies to precisely introduce the dye.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Wed, 24 Aug 2016
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