Research & Development

GERMI has established two research wings- Petroleum and Renewable Energy. The Petroleum Wing has two major groups.

Petroleum Laboratories whose capabilities are in Petrographic studies, Rock Physics and Geochemical Studies and the Data Interpretation Centre with Capabilities on G&G data analysis, Seismic Data enhancement & characterization. The Renewable Research Wing supports fundamental and applied research ranging from solar cell material and device designs to plant performance analysis. As well in the environmental research focusing to help industries in important areas related to science, technology and management pertaining to Pollution, Energy Efficiency, Bio-Energy & Waste to Energy and enable the integration of innovative need-based technologies.

Geochemical analysis of lignite and shale samples of GMDC operated lignite coal mines

Under this project coal and shale samples are collected for ultimate (C H N O S) and proximate (fixed carbon, moisture, volatile carbon, ash content) analyses of coals from various coal seams of different coal mines of GMDC.

Key process steps includes showing typical characteristics properties of lignite. Mineralogical studies under the process of this project. The study helps in characterizing the coal and to test the feasibility of CBM from Lignites.

Key Persons

Dr. Syed Zaheer Hasan