Current research in the Clean and Secure Energy from Domestic Oil Shale and Oil Sands Resources Program builds on several decades of unconventional fuels research at the University of Utah. Projects have focused on economic and environmental concerns associated with unconventional fuels development as well as the possibility of using in situ production methods in a domestic unconventional fuels industry. Click on the general research areas listed below to see specific projects within each area.
Basin scale simulation of oil shale & oil sands development. Jennifer Spinti is the key contact.
Liquid fuels from in-situ thermal processing of oil shale & oil sands. Milind Deo is the key contact.