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Low Emission Coal Use

This area of work no longer sits within ACARP’s charter since responsibility for research in this area was passed to ACALET in December 2008.

The final reports for projects undertaken by ACARP are available.


Low Emission Coal Use (9 Reports)

An Integrated Roadmap of Communication activities Around Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Austral

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C1700201/10/2007
Author: Peta Ashworth, Melissa Mayhew, Frances Millar, Naomi Boughen | CSIRO, cLET

Heavy investment into research and development of clean coal technologies is occurring around the globe. However, surveys of public attitudes suggest most of the general public are unaware of any advanced coal technologies including carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS).  This lack of ....  read more

 

Environmental Regulations for Promotion of Clean Coal Technologies in APEC Economies (www.saic.com - go to publications)

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C1507830/11/2007
Author: APEC Energy Working Group | Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ACARP provided a funding contribution to establish this international study under APEC.  It is not an ACARP report as such and hence will not be published in the normal manner.  Copies can be obtained from the APEC Expert Group on Clean Fossil Energy web-site (www.saic.com - go to ....  read more

 

Gasification of Australian Coals

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C17060B01/01/2010
Author: Daniel Roberts, Alex Ilyushechkin, Alexander Tremel*, Peter Beavis, Mark Kochanek, David Harris | CSIRO Energy Technology, *Department of Energy Systems, Technical University of Münich

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale gasifier in Freiberg, Germany, in August 2007. A summary report of these trials was issued by the former CCSD, which gave an overview of the results of the trials and some preliminary links between existing, laboratory-scale ....  read more

 

Improving the Efficiency of Fine Coal Grinding Circuits - Tarong Power Station Sitework

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C1507918/03/2009
Author: Can Ozer, Frank Shi, Bill Whiten | JKMRC

The objective of the research is to improve the efficiency of power station fine coal grinding circuits through the application of modelling and simulation technology. The overall project is expected to complete in 3.5 years as a PhD study program. ACARP funded the first two years (Project ....  read more

 

Opportunities for Collaboration and Information Exchange in Black and Brown Coal Research and Development

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C1800119/09/2008
Author: Wyld Group | HRL Technology

The coal production and power generation industries in Australia face a number of common challenges including conducting business in a carbon-constrained environment; controlling/reducing costs while operating in highly competitive markets; and ageing workforces, particularly in the power ....  read more

 

Oxyfuel Technology for Carbon Capture and Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

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C17060A01/12/2009
Author: Terry Wall, Rohan Stanger, Yinghui Liu | University of Newcastle

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicated, this using an ASU for oxygen supply, standard furnace designs with externally recirculated flue gas, and limited thermal integration of the ASU and compression plant with the power plant. This includes the currently ....  read more

 

Report 1: Review of HyperCoal, Ultra Clean Coal and Rotating Kiln Technologies - January 2007 Report 2: Ultra Clean Coal Use in Diesel Engines - September 2008

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c1600815/09/2008
Author: Rod Boyd | Connell Wagner

In January, 2007 Connell Wagner completed a report which reviewed Hyper Coal, Ultra Clean Coal (UCC) and Rotating Kiln technology (Report 1).  An extension to the earlier work was requested by ACARP to address recently published statements on the use of ultra clean coal for distributed ....  read more

 

Review of Underground Coal Gasification

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C1800709/09/2009
Author: Andrew Beath | CSIRO Energy Technology

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification, covering basic principles and techniques, but with an emphasis on environmental issues and a summary of the current status of worldwide activities. Underground coal gasification is a technology that was first envisaged in ....  read more

 

Tarong Power Station - Unit 3 Boiler Combustion Optimisation

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C1705906/03/2009
Author: Rob Korbee, Matt Barlow, Lionel Marshall, Elizabeth Hodge, Alicia Constable, Scott Salter | HRL Technology Pty Ltd

Optimisation of fuel and air distribution in a black coal fired utility boiler is one way to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel and abate CO2 emissions.

HRL Technology (HRLT), six Australian Generators and the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) funded a ....  read more

 

Underground

Health and safety, productivity and environment initiatives.

Recently Completed Projects

C25070Shuttle Car Steering System Optimisation

The condition of roadways in underground mines is of great importance, a...

C20041Polymer-Based Alternative To Steel Mesh For Coal Mine Strata Reinforcement

The report details work undertaken to develop a polymer-based alternativ...

C22003Investigation Of The Potential Lightning Impacts On Underground Coal Mines

The objective of this research was to develop and apply computer mod...

Underground

Open Cut

Safety, productivity and the right to operate are priorities for open cut mine research.

Recently Completed Projects

C19023MWD For Super-Resolution Control Of R.A.B. Drilled Blast-Hole Stand-Off Distances

Open-cut coal mine blasting losses are serious. Incorrect blast stan...

C21005RAB Drill Rig Top Of Coal Detection While Drilling

Accurately detecting the approaching top of a coal seam prior to blastin...

C24064Top Of Coal Detection In A Rotary Air Blast Drill Rig

Accurately detecting the approaching top of a coal seam prior to bla...

Open Cut

Coal Preparation

Maximising throughput and yield while minimising costs and emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C24046Online Particle Size Monitoring In Coal Preparation

The principle of using laser diffraction as a means of measuring a v...

C24048Thickener Underflow Monitor

The aim of this project was to develop an instrument that is capable of ...

C24044RFID Residence Time Modelling

The project had two main objectives, the first to provide residence ...

Coal Preparation

Technical Market Support

Market acceptance and emphasising the advantages of Australian coals.

Recently Completed Projects

C24060Structural Differences Between Coking Coals Of The Sydney Basin And Other Sources

Cokes made from Australian coals of relatively low fluidity can have...

C25045Stage One - Assessment Of In Situ High-Temperature Strength Of Cokes

A typical high-CSR Australian coke was subjected to high-temperature...

C24056Relationship Between Internal Pressure And Coke Strength And Implications For Semi Soft Coking Coals In Blends

The objective of this project was to explore the relationships between t...

Technical Market Support

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from the production of coal.

Recently Completed Projects

C24017Improving Methods For Quantifying Fugitive Emissions From Open Cut Coal Mining

Fugitive emissions from open cut coal mines are usually estimated fo...

C21065Flame Arresting Mechanisms And Flameproof Device For VAM Mitigation

The overall goal of this project was to study the gas flammability limit...

c21064Development Of A Catalytic Mitigation System For VAM - Stage 3 - 20 Litre Per Min VAM Flow Technical Development Unit

This report describes work undertaken towards the development of a p...

Mine Site Greenhouse Mitigation

Low Emission Coal Use

Step-change technologies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Recently Completed Projects

C17060BGasification Of Australian Coals

Four Australian coals were trialled in the Siemens 5 MWth pilot scale ga...

C17060AOxyfuel Technology For Carbon Capture And Storage Critical Clean Coal Technology - Interim Support

The status of oxy-fuel technology for first-generation plant is indicate...

C18007Review Of Underground Coal Gasification

This report consists of a broad review of underground coal gasification,...

Low Emission Coal Use

Mining And The Community

The relationship between mines and the local community.

Recently Completed Projects

C22029Understanding And Managing Cumulative Impacts Of Coal Mining And Other Land Uses In Regions With Diversified Economies

The coal industry operates in the context of competing land-uses that sh...

C23016Approval And Planning Assessment Of Black Coal Mines In NSW And Qld: A Review Of Economic Assessment Techniques

This reports on issues surrounding economic assessment and analysis ...

C19025Governance Strategies To Manage And Monitor Cumulative Impacts At The Local And Regional Level

ACARP levy contributors should order this report in the normal manner – ...

Mining And The Community

NERDDC

National Energy Research,Development & Demonstration Council (NERDDC) reports - pre 1992.

Recently Completed Projects

1609-C1609Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

Self Heating of Spoil Piles from Open Cut Coal Mines

1301-C1301Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development...

Stress Control Methods for Optimised Development and Extraction Operations

0033-C1356Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals...

Commissioned Report: Australian Thermal Coals - An Industry Handbook

NERDDC