Applied Geosciences Laboratory
The Applied Geoscience Laboratory has a suite of experimental equipment for research into the secure and sustainable utilisation of the subsurface for low carbon energy applications.
The UK 2008 Climate Change Act and the 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) initiated a transition to low carbon energy generation. This created opportunities within applied geosciences for secure and sustainable utilisation of the subsurface for low carbon energy applications such as CO2 storage, geothermal energy, unconventional hydrocarbons and energy storage (geoenergy).
These new developments in the utilisation of the subsurface for geo-energy applications require equipment that can recreate the in-situ conditions of temperature, pressure and
geochemistry along with multiphase fluid flow for depths up to 4km.
The Applied Geoscience Laboratory was set up in 2009 for in-house research and provide the experimental facilities required to support research programs carried out by members of the geoscience community.
The Applied Geoscience Laboratory has a number of facilities including:
- THMC Multiphase Flow Rig
- Hydrogen Flow Rig
- Low pressure CO2 Flow Rig
- Unconfined Fracturing Rig
- Freeze-Thaw Fracturing Rig
- High Pressure and Temperature Batch Reaction Vessels
The team within the Applied Geoscience Laboratory welcomes scientific collaboration and are always happy to discuss new projects and experimental designs. Please contact: