The renewables and energy security team are investigating ways in which the UK can utilise cleaner forms of energy. The UK benefits from a number of renewable energy options including geothermal and our coal reserves are beginning to be exploited in a carbon free manner.
We are also exploring alternative sources of natural gas, options for the underground storage of gas, and we provide unique biostratigraphical skills to the hydrocarbons industry.
We are involved in research and development to improve our understanding of the UK's geothermal, coal bed methane, underground coal gasification and shale gas resources and how these can be utilised in the UK's energy mix.
We are working on the following topics:
For more information about geothermal energy.
More about Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)
More about shale gas
For more information on the UK’s options for the underground storage of natural gas.
For further information please contact Dr Jonathan Busby.