Preliminary investigation of biogenic gas production in Indonesian low rank coals and implications for a renewable energy source

Susilawati, Rita, Papendick, Sam L., Gilcrease, Patrick C., Esterle,Joan S., Golding, Suzanna D. and Mares, Tennille E. (2013) Preliminary investigation of biogenic gas production in Indonesian low rank coals and implications for a renewable energy source. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 77 234-242. doi:10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.08.024


Author Susilawati, Rita
Papendick, Sam L.
Gilcrease, Patrick C.
Esterle,Joan S.
Golding, Suzanna D.
Mares, Tennille E.
Title Preliminary investigation of biogenic gas production in Indonesian low rank coals and implications for a renewable energy source
Journal name Journal of Asian Earth Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1367-9120
1878-5786
Publication date 2013-11-15
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jseaes.2013.08.024
Volume 77
Start page 234
End page 242
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
1907 Geology
Abstract Indonesia has abundant coal resources at depths suitable to contain substantial volumes of naturally occurring methane, which are currently being explored. Most Indonesian coals are thermally immature, but are composed of hydrogen-rich organic components that are presumed to make them excellent substrates for biogenic methane production. Gas isotope results from pilot wells in South Sumatra, reported in this study, are interpreted to indicate biogenic origins for the methane. Corresponding formation water samples were collected and incubated, and show the presence of indigenous microbial communities capable of producing methane from Indonesian and Australian coal. Although these results are only preliminary, they are promising and support the possibility of Indonesia developing bio renewable energy from coal seams.
Keyword Biogenic gas
Coal
Coal seam gas (CSG)
Indonesia
Methanogen
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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