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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences


2019 Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication

(6 September 2019)

Award for Excellence

The Energy & Fuels Joint Award for Excellence in Publication recognizes a notable article that has been published in the American Chemical Society’s journal Energy & Fuels during the previous 5 years. 

The journal publishes around 1200 articles each year. The 2019 award is an article by Thomas Rexer, Eliza Mathia, Andy Aplin and Mark Thomas entitled “High-Pressure Methane Adsorption and Characterization of Pores in Posidonia Shales and Isolated Kerogens”, published in 2014. The research focusses on the controls on methane storage and the related pore structure of organic-rich shales. Thomas and Eliza were PhD students co-supervised by Andy and Mark. Mark picked up the award at the recent ACS Conference in San Diego, where a session was organised around the paper. More information about the publication and its background can be found here.