The vision of the Natural Gas Program is to expand our research production and storage program in natural gas which is a transitional or bridging fuel to power our economy on our pathway to a sustainable economy with less CO2 emission in comparison with other fossil fuels.
The goal of the Natural Gas Program is to:
- develop a novel numerical simulator that is capable of predicting natural gas production from unconsolidated gas hydrate reservoirs based on the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach;
- develop a novel hybrid approach based on compressed natural gas (CNG), adsorbed natural gas (ANG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage technologies; and
- conduct research on the development of novel technology for efficient utilization and combustion of gaseous fuel.
For more information, contact:
Hamid Arastoopour, Ph.D.
Henry R. Linden Professor of Engineering
Director, Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research