Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, School of Engineering
The Energy Resources Engineering Laboratory is responsible for a wide range of energy resources engineering disciplines, not only limited to the exploration and sustainable development and production of energy resources, including frontier areas such as the deep ocean floor and space, but also applying new technologies such as drones and VR.
Currently, we are working on the assessment of the resource potential of the Earth's inner mantle using drilling informatics, solving problems related to natural hydrogen and methane hydrate development, evaluating geothermal reservoirs and optimising power plants, geothermal utilization including power generation and direct uses, hybrid geothermal systems and life cycle assessment (LCA) of geothermal resources, sustainability, development of methods to control production disturbances using green nanotechnology, and resource development, such as ice, soil particles and exposed rock strength, as well as activities related to the revaluation of the 'bounty of the earth' through industry-community collaboration during the energy transition period.
We aim to explore and develop energy resources with a better environment and community well-being in mind, using laboratory experiments, field tests, field observations, data analysis, numerical simulation and VR.
Production wellpad at Hachobaru geothermal power plant