School of GeoSciences

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.

Applied Geosciences Laboratory

The UK 2008 Climate Change Act and the 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED) initiated a transition to low carbon energy generation. This created geoenergy opportunities within applied geosciences for secure and sustainable utilisation of the subsurface for low carbon energy applications such as CO2 storage, geothermal energy and energy storage.

 

Multiphase Flow Rig

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.

 

Hydrogen Flow rig 2

The Applied Geoscience Laboratory has a number of facilities including:

 

The team within the Applied Geoscience Laboratory welcomes scientific collaboration and are always happy to discuss new projects and experimental designs.  Please contact:

Dr. Katriona Edlmann

Chancellor's Fellow in Energy

  • School of Geosciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Grant Institute,
The King's Buildings,
James Hutton Road,

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH9 3FE

 

Dr. habil. Christopher I McDermott

Reader in Hydrogeology and Coupled Process Modelling

  • School of Geosciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Grant Institute,
The King's Buildings,
James Hutton Road,

City
Edinburgh
Post Code
EH9 3FE