Enhancing Montana’s Energy Resources, MSU: $1.2M

Research focuses on overcoming regulatory and environmental hurdles to access Montana’s vast oil and coal reserves by 1) developing new technologies to seal small leaks in wells at deeper depths than traditional methods; 2) addressing leakage regulations for coal storage ponds by cementing fly ash; 3) assessing air capture of CO2 for algae growth for value added byproducts; 4) evaluating co-firing potential of coal with biomass; and 5) investigating use of potential coal related byproducts to enhance oil and gas recovery.

Well Sealing