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Secondary Biogenic Coal Bed Natural Gas International Conference Presentations

The following presentations do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wyoming, School of Energy Resources, UW College of Engineering and Applied Sciences nor the forum steering committee. The presentations were invited as part of a public forum, and not as part of a peer-reviewed conference, and with the absence of peer review, the University cannot vouch for their accuracy.

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Presentations - June 20, 2012

Keynote Address

  • Rob Hurless, Deputy Director, School of Energy Resources, University of Wyoming Video

Session One: Microbial Consortia in Coal Bed Reservoirs

  • Session Chair: Karen Budwill, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, Canada
  • In-situ and Enriched Microbial Community Composition and Function Associated with Coal-bed Methane from Powder River Basin Coals Video
    Elliott P. Barnhart, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
  • Molecular Analysis of Bacterial and Archaeal Communities Associated with Transformation of Coal into Methane in an Indian Coal Bed
    Durgesh Narain Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India
  • In Silico Metabolic Prediction for Biogenic Coal Bed Natural Gas VIDEO
    Lawrence Wackett, University of Minnesota, USA

Session Two: Biogenic Natural Gas Production

  • Session Chair: Elizabeth J.P. Jones, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
  • Feasibility of Microbial Production of Natural Gas from Low-rank Non-Producing Coals
    Vincent Ren, Next Fuel, Inc., USA
  • Biogenic Natural Gas Production from Coals of Different Ranks Video
    Patricia J.S. Colberg, University of Wyoming, USA

Session Three: Biogenic Natural Gas Production in the Powder River Basin

  • Session Chair: Michael Urynowicz, University of Wyoming, USA
  • The Effect of Coalbed Dewatering and Partial Oxidation on Biogenic Methane Potential Video
    Elizabeth J.P. Jones, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
  • Secondary Biogenic Gas to Enhanced Methanogenesis: The Road from Hunter Gatherer to "Gas" Farmer Video
    William Mahaffey, Luca Technologies, USA
  • Microbial Gas Creation Technologies: Production Response of Coal Seams Video
    Roland DeBruyn, Luca Technologies, USA
  • Fermentative and Methanogenic Activity of a Coal Microbial Community Video
    David M. Bagley, University of Wyoming, USA
  • MicGAS™ Coal Biotechnology Demonstration of Turkish Coals for Production of Gas and Organic Humic Products
    Daman S. Walia, ARCTECH, Inc., USA

Presentations - June 21, 2012

  • Plenary Session - Michael Urynowicz, Director, Center for Biogenic Natural Gas Research, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming Video

Session Four: International Production of Biogenic Natural Gas

  • Session Chair: Song Jin, Next Fuel, Inc.
  • Metagenomic Analysis of Coal Samples and Coal-Based Methanogenic Enrichment Cultures from Coalbed Methane Sites in Alberta, Canada Video
    Karen Budwill, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, Canada
  • A Review of Secondary Biogenic Coal Bed Methane Occurrences in Australia
    Mohinudeen Faiz, Origin Energy, Australia
  • Coalbed Methane from Eastern Australian Basins: Assessing Gas Origins and the Potential for New Biomethane
    Patrick C. Gilcrease, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA

Session Five: Coal Solubilization/Depolymerization Processes

  • Session Chair: David Bagley, University of Wyoming, USA
  • An Evaluation of Chemical and Ezymatic Pretreatment Agents for the Stimulation of Secondary Biogenic Coal Bed Natural Gas Video
    Zaixing Huang, University of Wyoming, USA
  • Utilization of Plant Derived Carbohydrates by Syntrophic Coal Bed Microbial Communities Video
    Christine Sednek, University of Wyoming, USA

Session Six: Complicating Factors, Unknowns and Challenges

  • Session Chair: Mohinudeen Faiz, Origin Energy, Australia
  • Biogenic Methane from Coal: The Oxidation Factor Video
    Lisa Gallagher, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  • Ethanol Conversion to Methane by a Coal Microbial Community Video
    David M. Bagley, University of Wyoming, USA

Session Seven: Current and Future Regulatory Environment

  • Session Chair: Crystal McDonough, Associated Legal Group, LLC, USA
  • In Situ-CBM Biostimulation: An Overview of the Current Regulatory and Permitting Requirements of the Underground Injection Control Program of the State of Wyoming Video
    Kathy Shreve, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, USA

Session Eight: Panel Discussion Video

  • Session Chair: Michael Urynowicz, University of Wyoming
  • Panelists: Karen Budwill, Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, Canada Mohinudeen Faiz, Origin Energy, Australia Song Jin, Next Fuel, Inc., USA Elizebeth J.P. Jones, U.S. Geological Survey, USA William Mahaffey, Luca Technologies, USA Crystal McDonough, Associated Legal Group, USA John Passehl, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, USA
  • Student Awards: Presented by Song Jin of Next Fuel, Inc. Video
  • Closing Comments: Robert Ettema, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of WyomingVideo

Poster Session:

  • Coalbed Natural Gas Co-Produced Water Interaction with Soils: Assessing Isotopic and Chemical Compositional Changes; Kyle J. Lilly, University of Wyoming, USA
  • Development of a Chemostat for Characterization of Coal-to-Methane Consortia; Samuel L. Papendick, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA
  • Field Demonstration of Producing Biogenic Coalbed Natural Gas from Coal with No Production History; Jon Larsen, Next Fuel, Inc., USA
  • GC-MS Based Method Development for Separation and Identification of Naphthenic Acids in Environmental and Geochemical Samples; Jenna Milliken and R , University of Wyoming, USA
  • Production of Biogenic Methane Following In vivo and In vitro Enzymatic Assay of Wyodak Coal; Yanrui Ning, University of Wyoming, USA
  • Trace Elements Stimulate Methane Production and Alter Active Microbial Communities in an Enrichment Study of Produced Water from a Coal Bed Methane Well; Burcu Ünal. Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, USAStudent Awards – Song Jin, Next Fuel, Inc., USA

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