Project Profile

Project Title Development of microbial process for in-situ generation/enhancement of methane from underground coal seams
Project Code 2014MB08
Project Status Ongoing
Start Date April 2015
Sponsor(s) ONGC Energy Centre
Division Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology

The main objective of this project is to carry forward and upscale the work initiated by TERI for production of methane from coal through microbial intervention. The project aims at design, development and demonstration of an up-scaling protocol for a microbial consortium, already developed in the previous phase of the study, for enhancing methane recovery from coal. Also, the techno-economic feasibility for implementation of the strategy in coal seams or coal-bed methane wells for enhanced methane recovery will be evaluated.