Geochemical characteristics of coal seam biodegradation

B. C. Campbell, S. Gong, S. C. George, T. J. Vergara, S. H. W. Vick, A. G. McLeish, N. Tran-Dinh, D. J. Midgley

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


    Coal seam gas (CSG) consists primarily of methane and carbon dioxide, generated via thermogenic and/or biogenic processes. This study aims to identify and understand geochemical and microbial community changes that occur during the biogenic conversion of coal to methane. In order to gain a better understanding of which microbes are responsible for degrading which compounds in situ, various microcosms were set up, incubated and analysed. Samples were sourced from active eastern Australian CSG producing formations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2019
    EventInternational Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (29th : 2019) - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 1 Sept 20196 Sept 2019 (IMOG 2019)


    ConferenceInternational Meeting on Organic Geochemistry (29th : 2019)
    Abbreviated titleIMOG 2019
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