H-RISE 公益財団法人北海道科学技術総合振興センター 幌延地圏環境研究所

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H-RISE 公益財団法人北海道科学技術総合振興センター 幌延地圏環境研究所

Research and Development (Sedimentary Rock Research Group)
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Northern Advancement Center for Science & Technology
H-RISE
5-3 Sakaemachi, Horonobe-cho, Teshio-gun, Hokkaido, 098-3221, Japan.
TEL+81-1632-9-4112
FAX +81-1632-9-4113

Research Contents

Subject of Research: Practical applications of subsurface biomethane production method

1. Through in situ studies on the Tempoku Coalfield, data on biomethane production, such as the effect of injecting hydrogen solution peroxide in the lignite on the microbial community, will be acquired and analyzed to find issues in the practical use of SCG method.

2. Examination of crack formation and fluid movement characteristics in the stratum.

Experimental studies were conducted on the formation of cracks in the stratum by hydraulic fracturing, fluid movement in the stratum, and the effects of injection of hydrogen peroxide was monitored. Based on these results, an improved and optimized SCG method will be formulated.

3. Formulation of design, construction, and control methods for improvement of SCG method.

After a comprehensive analysis of experimental results, such as in-situ studies on crack formation improved design, construction, and control method for the practical use of SCG, will be formulated. The design guidelines for the practical application of the SCG method, such as the relationship between the carbon endowment state, geological conditions, as well as the methane recovery amount and cost will be presented.

Research Topics & Publications

  • Development of element testing technology for CO2MB injection method for sedimentary rocks (2011)
  • A proposal on acquisition of void elastic parameter and indoor experiment method for silicic rocks in Horonobe area (2011)
  • Measurement of threshold pressure of supercritical CO2 in Horonobe silicic mudstone for subsurface CO2 storage (2009)
  • Publication on microscopic observations on void structure of silicic mudstones in Horonobe (2007)

Major Equipments

  • 1. Multifunctinal Triaxial Compression apparatus for Soft Rock (MTS 810)
  • 2. Multifunctinal Triaxial Compression apparatus for Hard Rock (MTS 815)
  • 3. AE Mesurement System (NF Co. )
  • 4. Triaxial Compression apparatus ( Alapha Mecha tech. Co.)
  • 5. Core Borig machine for Rock (Showa Kiki Kogyo Co.)