H-RISE 公益財団法人北海道科学技術総合振興センター 幌延地圏環境研究所

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H-RISE 公益財団法人北海道科学技術総合振興センター 幌延地圏環境研究所

Research and Development (Subsurface Microbiology Research Group)
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Northern Advancement Center for Science & Technology
H-RISE
5-3 Sakaemachi, Horonobe-cho, Teshio-gun, Hokkaido, 098-3221, Japan.
TEL+81-1632-9-4112
FAX +81-1632-9-4113

Research Contents

1. Researches on field science for better understanding of subsurface environment for diatomaceous formation and coal beds.

Estimation and assessment of subsurface microbial ecosystem by developing a phylogenetic database for microorganisms living in diatomaceous formation and coal beds.

2. Research on element technology for development of methane gas deposit and CO2 storage using the subsurface environment.

Exploration for methane-producing microbial communities in a subsurface environment in diatomaceous formation and coal beds, and identifying their functions.
Identification of the methanogenesis process in subsurface environment and evaluation of the application method.
Exploration for microorganisms capable of producing organic matter from CO2 stored in a subsurface environment, identification of their functions, and evaluation of the utilization method.

Research Topics & Publications

  • Ueno A, Shimizu S, Tamamura S, Naganuma T, Ohmi Y, Kaneko K. (2014) Structural alteration of humic acids by Pseudomonas spp. from deep terrestrial subsurface diatomite formations in northernmost Japan. Geomicrobiology Journal 31:654-663
  • Shimizu S, Ueno A, Tamamura S, Naganuma T, Kaneko K (2013) Methanoculleus horonobensis sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon isolated from a deep diatomaceous shale formation. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63: 4320–4323 (adopted in cover photo).
  • Shimizu S, Upadhye R, Ishijima Y, Naganuma T (2011) Methanosarcina horonobensis sp. nov., a methanogenic archaeon isolated from a deep subsurface Miocene formation. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61:2503–2507.

Major Equipments

  • 1. Anaerobic Chambers (Hirasawa Co., Ltd)
  • 2. Deoxygenized Gas Pressure & Replace Injector:GR-8 (SANSHIN INDUSTRIAL Co., Ltd / GR-8)
  • 3. Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometry (JEOL Co. Ltd / JMS-Q1050GC)
  • 4. Liquid Chromatography (SHIMADZU Co. Ltd / LC20A)
  • 5. Gas Chromatography (SHIMADZU Co. Ltd / GC-8A, GC-14B, GC-2010 Plus)